This Southwest capital presents a distinctive postcard: brutal heat, desert peaks, sprawling subdivisions and endless asphalt.
Richard Adkins wants to add another image: trees.
“I’ve heard most of the jokes and I can deal with them – ‘Phoenix, really, you have trees? I thought you had cacti,’” said Adkins, the city’s forestry supervisor. “But we do have trees here.”
There may be many more in the years to come.