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View Poll Results: London vs Chicago
London 33 41.77%
Chicago 46 58.23%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-22-2017, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Living in Spain (Altea, Costa Blanca) originary from NL (Rotterdam).
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I'm surprised this is so close tbh, you know your climate has problems when it's not completely destroying London in a CD poll
It's a pity that the poll is not public but anonymous.
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:58 AM
 
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It's a pity that the poll is not public but anonymous.
Voters.

London: B87, 87B, B88, UB40...
Chicago: chicagogeorge, georgechicago, windycity, deepdishchicagopizza...
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Living in Spain (Altea, Costa Blanca) originary from NL (Rotterdam).
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Voters.

London: B87, 87B, B88, UB40...
Chicago: chicagogeorge, georgechicago, windycity, deepdishchicagopizza...
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:45 AM
 
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Honestly, I'd pick Chicago. I'll deal with the freezing winters in return for decent summers and thunderstorms. London's winters are miserably cloudy and neither here nor there, too cold for palm trees but too warm for regular snow and cloudy as hell. It's at the point where it may aswell be snowy on a regular basis, but atleast with better sunshine as Chicago has. There is also much less of a summer to look forward to in London, no real compensation for the winters.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:55 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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Too cold for palm trees? There are loads of palm trees in London. They don't protect them in the winter either.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:21 AM
 
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Too cold for palm trees? There are loads of palm trees in London. They don't protect them in the winter either.
Yeah, stunted CIDPs and varieties of cold hardy palms that also grow in parts of the US that get temps down to -10C. Doesn't mean the climate is suited to it, and frankly, the architecture and scenery of London and England in general is not suited to palm trees. They just look stupid in that environment. It's just as stupid as trying to grow palms in Vancouver in a vain attempt to make the climate look better than what it actually is. Stick to trees appropriate to your climate and let the palms be cultivated in climates worthy of them.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Yeah, stunted CIDPs and varieties of cold hardy palms that also grow in parts of the US that get temps down to -10C. Doesn't mean the climate is suited to it, and frankly, the architecture and scenery of London and England in general is not suited to palm trees. They just look stupid in that environment. It's just as stupid as trying to grow palms in Vancouver in a vain attempt to make the climate look better than what it actually is. Stick to trees appropriate to your climate and let the palms be cultivated in climates worthy of them.

Funny thing is in many areas of the US in areas that could grow them they don't even bother cause they don't like the landscape look of palms and want a New England type fall color look. In the UK and NW Europe seems they plant them everywhere.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Edmonton, Canada
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Chicago has palm trees too:

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Old 05-22-2017, 08:10 AM
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Location: Norwich, UK
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Chicago has palm trees too:
Let's see how long they survive the winter. In London they would be bigger, and also in the ground rather than pots.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Yes Chicago's are wheeled inside during winter.
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