Thanks to sharp-eyed GEB reader ‘Donovan’, it appears that Google has just released thousands of 3D trees in Portland, Oregon (and possibly some other cities).
[Update: Because the “Drive the A-Team Van” is set in Portland, it looks awesome with the new trees. Go try it out!]
When Google Earth 6 was released, they included 3D trees in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Athens, Tokyo and Berlin. In March they added trees to London in preparation for the royal wedding. In June, they added trees to Philadelphia, Boston, London and a few other cities in the California Bay Area. They followed that up in September with trees in Boulder, Denver and Los Angeles. Now we have Portland.
The tree releases have been fairly spread out, but this update comes barely a month after the previous release, so hopefully they’ll be rolling these updates out at a more rapid pace.
Google hasn’t officially announced this release, so there could be additional cities in there as well. Leave a comment and let us know if you find any others.