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Old 11-25-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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The tree canopy issue is primarily a problem of Louisville not spending money to improve street level infrastructure. I lived 2 different places in the old city limits and there were tons of empty boxes in the sidewalk that were supposed to have trees. A lot of the neighborhoods the OP mentioned have a high rental rate so if the govt doesn't plant the trees no one will. Trees are expensive to buy and maintain for people of low incomes and land lords are mostly looking to save money, not spend profit on trees.


New Albany Indiana has done a ton of street level improvements lately. Check out how much better their Millionaire Row looks after the upgrade, including lots of new trees


https://www.google.com/maps/@38.2859...7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/@38.2859...7i13312!8i6656
All great points, Census. But the OP mentions several upper middle class (Germantown) to upscale (Deer Park) neighborhoods.

I am not sure the lack of trees has anything to do with anything other than there is NO LAND for them! These are some seriously urban streets we are talking about....some of them one way, many with zero lot lines, and certainly no driveways. This is the closest thing to the Northeast vernacular row housing that exists south of the Ohio River outside a few downtown historic areas Moderator cut: Off topic

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Old 11-26-2016, 04:03 AM
 
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The topic of this thread is tree coverage in Louisville. While occasional mention of other cities can be useful in that discussion, too much hijacks the thread, turning it into a Louisville versus (other city) thread. Aside from being off topic, there is already a sub forum that was designed specifically for those types of threads.

Additionally, while some discussion in a post about politics which directly impact the tree situation in Louisville might be appropriate, more than very limited, targeted discussion can very quickly highjack a thread. If you want to discuss more than a sentence or two on how local or state politics might impact Louisville tress or any discussion of some other aspect please start a new thread specifically on the topic in this forum, or the Kentucky forum if it is on the state in general.

Any future posts that cross the above lines or is not primarily about Louisville's trees will be deleted regardless of what else is written in that post.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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The tree canopy issue is primarily a problem of Louisville not spending money to improve street level infrastructure. I lived 2 different places in the old city limits and there were tons of empty boxes in the sidewalk that were supposed to have trees. A lot of the neighborhoods the OP mentioned have a high rental rate so if the govt doesn't plant the trees no one will. Trees are expensive to buy and maintain for people of low incomes and land lords are mostly looking to save money, not spend profit on trees.


New Albany Indiana has done a ton of street level improvements lately. Check out how much better their Millionaire Row looks after the upgrade, including lots of new trees


https://www.google.com/maps/@38.2859...7i13312!8i6656


https://www.google.com/maps/@38.2859...7i13312!8i6656
We walked down Mansion road in New Albany and I agree, they have done a nice job with fixing up that street
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:36 AM
 
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All great points, Census. But the OP mentions several upper middle class (Germantown) to upscale (Deer Park) neighborhoods.

I am not sure the lack of trees has anything to do with anything other than there is NO LAND for them! These are some seriously urban streets we are talking about....some of them one way, many with zero lot lines, and certainly no driveways. This is the closest thing to the Northeast vernacular row housing that exists south of the Ohio River outside a few downtown historic areas Moderator cut: Off topic
I'm just trying to understand why there isn't that many trees and the city only is responsible for the parkway not people's private property and its this land I see void of greenery. Where have the trees gone ?, were they ever there in the first place ? or is it that trees are not something middle class Germantown or Upscale Deer park residents care about ?
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Old 11-26-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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Since the OP mentioned downtown shopping, could the title be changed to fit the topic at hand?
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Old 11-26-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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I see through your attempts here and no one is buying what you have to say. ....Huh ????
Everyone is buying what I say. Louisville is one of the most tree covered cities in the US. Louisville has 37% trees. Thats a FACT. Where are your facts?

So, because you "drove a few streets" you are an expert on Louisville? I agree this is not a "city vs city" thread, but we are talking about TREES and you brought up a Midwest declining city north of Chicago which is 11% trees. Louisville blows that city out of the water in aesthetics, especially parks and green aesthetics. I know because I have spent significant time in both.

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Old 11-26-2016, 10:07 PM
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Help! I can't see the sky! There are too many trees! Oh, wait... those are clouds.
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Old 11-27-2016, 05:30 AM
 
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Since the OP mentioned downtown shopping, could the title be changed to fit the topic at hand?
If you want to discuss that start a new thread on that topic.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind all that, per the TOS, discussion of moderation is not allowed on the open forum (posts/threads such as this) but must be done through direct message to the moderator. This means any post I write in bold red should not be quoted or commented on in a thread.

And... just a comment before I get any of those direct messages - removing or editing off topic postings and telling you to start a new thread if you want to discuss it is not censorship. It is not preventing you from discussing whatever it is you want to talk about, it is merely keeping threads on topic and preventing thread hijacking. I am all for discussing and or debating anything as long as it is done in a respectful manner and is on topic for the forum and/or the thread.

Again, if you want write a post and find the primary focus of that post is not the topic of the current thread, start a new thread.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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Accidently posted in wrong thread...sorry.
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Old 11-27-2016, 09:43 PM
 
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Since the OP mentioned downtown shopping, could the title be changed to fit the topic at hand?
This topic is mainly about trees. Annie, I am interested to hear your views. Did you find Louisville to be a treeless city? Or did you not visit yet? Stats show it is 37% tree coverage, which is much greener than most metros.

Louisville is at 37% but that's not good enough. It has a goal of 45%

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/...opy-assessment

Louisville would be number one tree canopy on this list:

Tree Cover % — How Does Your City Measure Up? | DeepRoot Blog

Anecdotally, after spending tons of time in Atlanta, I agree it also has lots of trees, and feels very tree lined just like Louisville. Like Louisville, id could use more trees downtown, but Atlanta's downtown is so urban even compared to Louisville's, where do you plant trees?
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