Trees are beautiful, and they really do add a lot to a landscape. However, if you have problems with seasonal allergies to pollen, the trees that tower above your home and property can actually look a lot like allergy-inducing monsters. Trees are major pollen producers because of their sheer size, but some trees are actually worse about releasing pollen into the air than others. If you want to cut down on the amount of pollen there is present on your property and around your home, some tree removal services may be necessary. Here is a look at some of the trees that can be the worst for allergy sufferers.
Found growing in just about every part of North America, maple trees are some of the larger trees you can have growing on your property. A lot of people prefer these trees because they can offer thick shade to protect the area from the sun, and they do a really good job of withstanding strong winds. Thirteen different species of maple grow in the United States, and they release most of their pollen in the spring when the trees start to bloom. If you have a maple tree on your property that makes your spring days miserable, it may be worth considering having it taken down.
Pecan trees are considered one of the worst pollen producers. These trees are usually found in the Southeastern United States in places like Georgia and Alabama. Just like other high-pollen producers, pecan trees release this dry pollen into the air that is set adrift on the slightest breeze very easily. If you have a few of these trees growing on your property, you will see a huge difference in pollen levels and your own allergic reactions periodically.
The pollen is at its highest from cottonwood trees between March and May, but you will know precisely when these trees should be avoided because of the telltale fluff puffs that grow on the trees. These puffs are filled with pollen, and they are easily carried on the slightest wind. Although impressive in shape and really quite beautiful, a cottonwood tree can be an all-out nightmare for an allergy sufferer if the tree is posted close to their home. Things with your allergies can be exacerbated if someone plays with the fluff (like your kids) and comes tromping back in the house.