U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Tyler
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-28-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
12,521 posts, read 23,043,139 times
Reputation: 4890

Advertisements

Atlanta appears more tree lined because its higher elevation than East Texas. Its all just an illusion really. We have just as thick & tall forests here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-28-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: At the Root
717 posts, read 697,391 times
Reputation: 366
Naw.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
12,521 posts, read 23,043,139 times
Reputation: 4890
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chalie Brown View Post
Naw.
Says the guy who lives in sparsely vegetated Central Texas...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 06:39 PM
 
Location: At the Root
717 posts, read 697,391 times
Reputation: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metro Matt View Post
Says the guy who lives in sparsely vegetated Central Texas...
Your point?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 07:27 PM
 
3,424 posts, read 5,215,448 times
Reputation: 1819
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metro Matt View Post
Atlanta appears more tree lined because its higher elevation than East Texas. Its all just an illusion really. We have just as thick & tall forests here.
basically. Ive lived in the southeast and I used to think the same thing. But ive observed enough to know that what happens is that 'thickness', is often just hilly terrain which causes the backdrop to appear more filled in. Its not actual tree density . Most of what theyre referring to as "thickness" is just a bunch of skinny trees that shoot straight up sitting on an incline... No one has to take my word for it, but I know that Ive lived in the Southeast long enough to not let anyone sell me fools gold.

Last edited by solytaire; 03-28-2011 at 07:37 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: America
5,098 posts, read 7,563,597 times
Reputation: 1934
...but I mean, it isn't as if Tyler is all that flat, either. For the record, I won't let anyone tell me that Atlanta is "FAR" more green than Tyler. East Texas is very lush, but I'd be lying if I said I could remember most parts of Tyler looking anything like this with as many hardwoods so tall (Longview or Rusk, maybe):

It really picks up at the 1:15 mark



On the other hand, much of Atlanta looks very Tylerish:

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 08:10 PM
 
3,424 posts, read 5,215,448 times
Reputation: 1819
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlGreen View Post
...but I mean, it isn't as if Tyler is all that flat, either. For the record, I won't let anyone tell me that Atlanta is "FAR" more green than Tyler. East Texas is very lush, but I'd be lying if I said I could remember most parts of Tyler looking anything like this with as many hardwoods so tall (Longview or Rusk, maybe):

It really picks up at the 1:15 mark



On the other hand, much of Atlanta looks very Tylerish:

^^ Thats my opinion. Im not going to sit here and say that Atlanta or anywhere else in the Piedmont is not greener than Tyler. But to say that Tyler looks "sparse" in comparison? Thats just pure hyperbole in contrast to what Ive seen. I understand that others may have different experiences, but thats just not what I have experienced during my stay in the Southeast.

I will add that the southeast and upper south is much hillier than East Texas, which I think contributes to some of what I consider to be an optical illusion. I mean, I would even say that the area north of Houston/The Big Thicket (Conroe - Lufkin) MAY BE greener than the Atlanta area.

Last edited by solytaire; 03-28-2011 at 08:41 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 08:18 PM
 
Location: America
5,098 posts, read 7,563,597 times
Reputation: 1934
Quote:
Originally Posted by solytaire View Post
I mean, I would even say that the area north of Houston/The Big Thicket (Conroe - Lufkin) MAY BE greener than the Atlanta area.
True. The pines in suburban North Houston were taller than anything I remember seeing in Atlanta. Kingwood looks like a damn jungle lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 08:24 PM
 
3,424 posts, read 5,215,448 times
Reputation: 1819
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlGreen View Post
True. The pines in suburban North Houston were taller than anything I remember seeing in Atlanta. Kingwood looks like a damn jungle lol.
I didnt want to be the one to say it bro. lol.

Not to get into a pissing match over trees, but, in response to the vids of Atlanta, I would like to ask the naysayers, does this REALLY look all that sparse compared to those GA vids? (Not that I consider you a "naysayer" AG, Im just speaking to the general context of the conversation.)

These arent my vids, but I think they give a general impression of East Texas foliage.

Leaving Tyler Driving 31 West


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWHlD...el_video_title

Leaving Tyler Driving 31 East

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOFim...el_video_title
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 08:48 PM
 
Location: America
5,098 posts, read 7,563,597 times
Reputation: 1934
Nice videos, solytaire. Yes, they do show off just how lush East Texas is. Except the second video was at a bad angle, so you couldn't get a full view of the trees. You didn't record these did you? lol
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Tyler
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top