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Historically High Pollen Levels This Year

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You may be wondering why your allergies are worse this year than in the past. The reason is that pollen levels of Maple, Birch, and Cherry trees are at historically high levels this Spring.

If you are suffering now, it may be a while before you get any relief. In fact, in a few weeks you can expect even more allergy misery from Oak, Pine, and other heavy tree pollinators.

The reason for the high levels of pollen this year is that trees are responding to the drought conditions they experienced over the past few years. When a tree is under stress, they are genetically predisposed to produce as many seeds as possible to prevent the species from extinction.

For the trees to have seeds, there must first be flowers. An abundance of pollen is then produced by the male parts of the flowers, called anthers.

High pollen levels are symptoms of a tree that is under severe stress. If environmental conditions do not improve, decline of these trees can be expected in the foreseeable future.

If you have any questions, or would like one of our arborists to inspect your trees for any health and structural issues, please give us a call at (781)598-1924 or (877)308-8733 or request a consultation below.

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