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  • Make a bigger difference TREES!


    Article originally found in sc4ever.com

    Most of you should know this by now that lots accept a little more than one would expect. You got someone riding your hiney about planting more trees. Plant em in people's yards, industrial lots, parks, etc. This works with both mayoral and god cheat tools. Now go clean up your air.

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    That's what i do, i put hundreds of plants in their houses some right in front of their doors but i can't seem to block their way to work hehe :) Good idea

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    This approach works very well with low city detail setting in gfx menu, but not so much on higher gfx quality, then there's no real free space on lots due to props.

    I used to plant trees all the time like this, back when I thought that that advisor's message makes any difference (silly me... :ohyes:)

    Anyway... to me:

    RH + NAM + Industry X4 + Stupid News Filter + Schools & Parks == WIN :party:

    I often use trees from a tree-mod, but only for aestetic purposes.

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    It's good because god mode trees are a good alternative to parks and plazas at the beginning of making your own city. If you spam parks and schools and other public services all over your city as if it's code red, your expenses will shoot so high up the roof you'll be in debt before you make any financial progress. (Supposing you want to play without cheating)

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