Pollen counts high due to dry and windy conditions

Springtime is tree pollen season, which includes elm, pine, birch, ash, poplar and more.

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Allergy season is in full swing, and Jackson, Mississippi currently has the highest pollen count in the nation.

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – If your eyes and nose have been irritated its most likely been your allergies. Pollen counts have been high lately due to dry and especially windy conditions. The wind tends to spread the pollen around quickly.

It’s not a surprise to some people that their allergies have been bothering them. Bill McGregor of Springfield said, “This has been the hardest; I’ve already changed our filter in our furnace a couple times to filter out the pollen out of the house

Spring is tree pollen season which includes elm, birch, pine, and ash just to name a few. 22News went to Randall’s Farm in Ludlow and found out there are some steps you can take in your own back yard to help with allergies.


Tree pollen making for a severe allergy season


The owner of Randall’s Farm, Karen Randall, told 22News, “You can plant for lower pollen counts around your home that will give off less pollen. If you’re in a new home and you can landscape at your own disposal to create what you want; there are lots of articles and books to plant for trees and flowers that give off less pollen.”

For those with allergies it’s certainly something to consider.

Pollen isn’t bad for everyone though, one business loves this time of the year. Soft Touch Auto Wash in Chicopee looks forward to this season. Manager Mike Thibault said, “Business has been booming right now because we really didn’t get a winter this year, so we’re looking forward to the pollen season.”

Looking into the rest of this week, pollen counts continue to look high due to the dry weather. After spring pollen season comes summer pollen season which is grass.

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