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Old 04-27-2010, 01:05 AM
Location: Newark, Delaware
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Tulsa Oklahoma is incredibly green in the summer. I've never seen a city with as many huge oak trees lining the streets in the older neighborhoods.

Also, I noticed that Nashville was incredibly lush when I went there, and St. Louis as well seemed to have notably forested suburbs.

East Coast cities have more overall dense vegetation, but the large trees that make you feel like you're in a forest are more prominent in the South.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:12 PM
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Portland Oregon is definitely a city in the forest

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Old 04-27-2010, 10:56 PM
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Also consider that many suburbs end up rather forested 30-50 years or so after they are built. The subdivision where I grew up ended up that way to the point that looking sideways you could barely tell there are houses amongst the trees.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:30 AM
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Originally Posted by cpg35223 View Post
Birmingham, Alabama. Only the downtown area and major shopping areas are treeless. So, basically, you'd look out and never guess that about a million people live there.
I see this thread has been resurrected and your post here cpg is quite old, but will chime in anyway.

As an Atlanta area native, will agree with the praise it has gotten on this thread, but Birmingham needs mention as well. Spent five years there during the 80s at Samford. Birmingham might even feel more forested than Atlanta as it has not had the explosive growth the Atlanta area has had with the loss of much tree cover, especially in suburban areas.

All of the over the mountain suburbs (Homewood, Vestavia, Mountain Brook) are set in dense forests with massive mature trees. Even the newer suburbs like Hoover and down into Shelby County are still very forested. Much of the city of Birmingham itself is dense with trees.

Birmingham is also home to one of the largest wilderness areas inside a large city's city limits.

Ruffner Mountain Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The mountain ridges with their steep elevations have preserved a lot of the forests as most of the development is in the valleys.
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