Why have tree pollen counts been so high when the weather has been so wet...and trees have no leaves yet?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on March 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 21 at 6:10 PM

Why have tree pollen counts been so high when the weather has been so wet...and trees have no leaves yet?

It has been wet...but that's good for tree and plant growth...and we've also had significant periods of warm, dry weather. The structure, or part of a tree, that produces pollen actually emerges before leaves or flower buds do.

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