Showy flowers

Flowers, Pollen and Allergies

Is that tree causing your allergies?  That pretty tree with the white flowers?  That pine tree covering your car in green film?  Nope. It’s the trees you don’t see that are getting you. This is the height of allergy season. You can feel it in your sinuses and see it on your car windows. Huge […]

Pollen cones of white pine

Conifers like eastern white pine, Pinus strobus, don’t produce flowers, but they can be very attractive in the spring when they show their cones. Here is a slide show of pollen cones, male cones that produce clouds of yellow pollen. Don’t worry, pine pollen rarely causes allergies.