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Tree Pollen Allergy

Pollen Producing Trees You Can Live With - Trees You Can't


Plants that produce wind-blown pollen, many of them trees, make life miserable for millions of human allergy sufferers each year. A large number of tree species produce extremely small pollen particles from their male sexual parts. These trees use the wind as their favorite means of pollen transport to others of their own species for pollination. This pollination leads to procreation of new trees.

Pollination is critical for trees to reproduce but can be crippling to some people with specific tree allergies and asthma. If these allergy sufferers live in areas with lots of the wrong trees, there can be major health issues and loss in quality of life during the peak pollen season.

Allergy sufferers can make it through tree pollen season with a minimum of discomfort by following some common sense suggestions. Minimize outdoor activity between 5 and 10 a.m., as morning is the time when pollen counts are usually the highest. Keep the house and car windows closed and use air conditioning to stay cool. But you don't have to stay inside all the time either.

You need to have an awareness of the kind of trees you live near or the trees you plant that produce small-sized pollen. Certain trees can become a major allergy problem. It is your understanding of this, in combination with a knowledge of allergy producing trees, that can help make the difference between an itch and sneeze-free day or a day of complete misery.

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Trees You Can Live With - Allergy Friendly Trees

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