Pollen dust is in the wind

Full pollen season is 34 weeks long

Full pollen season is 34 weeks long

Pollen pictures have been posted on The Gisborne Herald Facebook page including this forest shot by Tim Colvin.
Pollen pictures have been posted on The Gisborne Herald Facebook page including this car window shot by Dearbhla Horgan.
The pollen allergy season has begun.

Airborne pine pollen is drifting over Gisborne from inland forests as the weather warms up and the pollen allergy season begins.

Dr David Fountain, a former associate professor in plant biology at Massey University and now MetService pollen forecaster, says the full pollen season in New Zealand is 34 weeks long and varies in its timings each year.

It begins in July or August with the pinus season and continues into August-September with deciduous trees like oaks, elm and birches.

Other early pollen hazards include macrocarpa pollen and hazelnut — a potent allergenic pollen. Grasses, which are the major pollen hazard, dominate from October to after Christmas.

In Gisborne, the pine pollen has been around for a couple of weeks. The tell-tale yellow pollen dust build-up has been seen around the streets and on surfaces outside if there is no rain.

On some days, if you are near a pine forest, you can see the wave of yellow dust as it moves off the trees from a gust of wind.

Airborne pine pollen is drifting over Gisborne from inland forests as the weather warms up and the pollen allergy season begins.

Dr David Fountain, a former associate professor in plant biology at Massey University and now MetService pollen forecaster, says the full pollen season in New Zealand is 34 weeks long and varies in its timings each year.

It begins in July or August with the pinus season and continues into August-September with deciduous trees like oaks, elm and birches.

Other early pollen hazards include macrocarpa pollen and hazelnut — a potent allergenic pollen. Grasses, which are the major pollen hazard, dominate from October to after Christmas.

In Gisborne, the pine pollen has been around for a couple of weeks. The tell-tale yellow pollen dust build-up has been seen around the streets and on surfaces outside if there is no rain.

On some days, if you are near a pine forest, you can see the wave of yellow dust as it moves off the trees from a gust of wind.

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Jason Tipene - 2 months ago
Feel sorry for the athsmatics pumping the ngahere out right in the thick of it

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