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Wow, as in "Wow! Calgary actually has trees!?"

I've never seen this much foliage in a photo of Calgary before, I'm honestly floored, well job to the photographer
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Calgary has lots of trees! the weather keeps trying to kill them lately though.
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Wow, as in "Wow! Calgary actually has trees!?"

I've never seen this much foliage in a photo of Calgary before, I'm honestly floored, well job to the photographer
I mean, you must not have seen many pictures of Calgary then? Our downtown has a significant amount of forested green space. As does most of the city. Just the one park, Nose Hill (12 km2), has been left as indigenous grassland.
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Wow, as in "Wow! Calgary actually has trees!?"

I've never seen this much foliage in a photo of Calgary before, I'm honestly floored, well job to the photographer
Snark aside, there might be a reason for that perception. This pic is taken from the west side which is the start of the foothills. Driving in from Edmonton on the east side it’s the prairies. You don’t get natural tree cover until you reach the river valley downtown. There are some trees in the burbs but Nose Hill and the area surrounding the airport are pure prairie though.
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Snark aside, there might be a reason for that perception. This pic is taken from the west side which is the start of the foothills. Driving in from Edmonton on the east side it’s the prairies. You don’t get natural tree cover until you reach the river valley downtown. There are some trees in the burbs but Nose Hill and the area surrounding the airport are pure prairie though.
If you're interested, here is the link to the Urban Forest Management. They have listed all city trees. We apparently have a canopy that consists of over 7 million trees - valued at 1.3Billion.

https://maps.calgary.ca/TreeSchedule/
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2018, 2:21 AM
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If you're interested, here is the link to the Urban Forest Management. They have listed all city trees. We apparently have a canopy that consists of over 7 million trees - valued at 1.3Billion.

https://maps.calgary.ca/TreeSchedule/
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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Snark aside, there might be a reason for that perception. This pic is taken from the west side which is the start of the foothills. Driving in from Edmonton on the east side it’s the prairies. You don’t get natural tree cover until you reach the river valley downtown. There are some trees in the burbs but Nose Hill and the area surrounding the airport are pure prairie though.
Interesting. I would be curious as to the actual tree canopy comparison between the cities. There are a few sources online but I'm not sure they are all measuring the same things. Calgary definitely feels less treed than Edmonton but I don't know how much of that is perception. I would guess Edmonton has more trees along Arterial Roadways and Freeways compared to Calgary which makes a big difference in what you perceive as a visitor Eg. Deerfoot vs Whitemud. Those treed neighborhood streets aren't something most visitors see as mch. Also the most pronounced "natural" areas (Nose Hose Hill Park vs. N. Sask River Valley) are quite contrasting.

Calgary can be a tough climate for trees, but its also pretty lush compared to anything else in that area, especially anything in the southeast chunk of the province.
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I have always found it odd that there aren't more trees along Deerfoot...
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Truthfully, I have almost always arrived from Edmonton on Deerfoot, an area pretty much devoid of trees
The odd time heading west on Hwy 1 via Stoney Trail, the trees become more apparent, so I do see how the transition from prairie to foothills makes a big difference
Have spent next to no time in downtown Calgary, so the more mature neighborhoods with better tree coverage usually escape my vision
None the less, a very flattering image of Calgary
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Interesting. I would be curious as to the actual tree canopy comparison between the cities. There are a few sources online but I'm not sure they are all measuring the same things. Calgary definitely feels less treed than Edmonton but I don't know how much of that is perception. I would guess Edmonton has more trees along Arterial Roadways and Freeways compared to Calgary which makes a big difference in what you perceive as a visitor Eg. Deerfoot vs Whitemud. Those treed neighborhood streets aren't something most visitors see as mch. Also the most pronounced "natural" areas (Nose Hose Hill Park vs. N. Sask River Valley) are quite contrasting.

Calgary can be a tough climate for trees, but its also pretty lush compared to anything else in that area, especially anything in the southeast chunk of the province.
You might be right. The Calgary Urban Forest Management link mentions they have ~7,000,000 trees. A similar PDF from Edmonton (albeit from 2012) lists ~12,800,000 trees. (see here - Page 13: https://www.edmonton.ca/residential_...ement_Plan.pdf)

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I have always found it odd that there aren't more trees along Deerfoot...
Because the planted ones keep dying. The BP forests near the south side of the Calf Rope Bridge and near the Anderson interchange are the only exceptions. It would take considerable resources to prepare planting sites and provide water for the first few years.
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Having lived on Alberta's southern prairies for all of my life, about the only place trees naturally exist are in the river valleys and those ar generally cottonwoods. Anything else you'll see aside from the river bottom lands has been pretty much the result of humans either planting trees or making an area more hospitable for trees to survive. Even at that, there are smaller rivers and creeks on the prairies that do not have trees lining them - the Little Bow River would be a very good example of this. Take a drive along highway 61 in southeast Alberta and the only trees you'll see are either in farmyards or towns/hamlets -about the tallest natural greenery you'll see down Manyberries way is sagebrush with occasional stands of saskatoons and chokecherries on north facing slopes.

Our mid-50's community in north central Calgary was completely devoid of trees before it was developed from raw prairie and yet now there is a great forest canopy in our community with every lot averaging 3-5 trees.
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