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Frequently Asked Questions About Pollen Forecasting And Sampling for Allergy Alerts

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The pine trees in my area are producing large quantities of pollen. Why are you not reporting it as a predominant type?

On, we cannot list every species that is pollinating, only the leading three in terms of actual pollen counts and the allergenicity of the plant. Pine pollen typically does not cause allergies and is usually considered to be a nonallergenic plant. Pine trees do produce enormous amounts of pollen, covering surfaces with the yellow"dust", but generally does not cause allergic symptoms. Because of this, we typically don't list pine as a predominant pollen.

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