The Best Low-Pollen Trees to Plant for Springtime||
Pollen and Pollen Allergy
The Spring season in all its color and bloom is a season of suffering and torture for those who have a pollen allergy. While you can’t eliminate Springtime pollen, you can ensure your garden isn’t adding to your allergy agony by planting low-pollen producing trees. You can rely on a professional tree service company to offer guidance on choosing, planting, and maintaining your new trees. While many individuals wait until a tree removal is necessary to contact a professional, certified arborists like Advance Tree Pros can help in a variety of other situations as well.
Necessary for Survival
Every organism needs to reproduce for survival. Plants reproduce in various ways, among which is the production and release of pollen grains. These pollen grains fall on female flowers or cones, where the male and female sex cells combine to form a seed, and this seed will give life to a new plant. The same pollen can cause equally devastating effects in many people who are allergic to it. Pollen allergy is, actually, a hypersensitive reaction to pollen grains. The body’s immune system senses the entry of seemingly harmless pollen grains and wrongly detects them as a threat. This leads to a series of bodily reactions that can eventually trigger bouts of sneezing, a runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and nasal congestion. Pollen can also cause minor facial pain due to increased sinus pressure from the congestion. Also called ‘hay fever,’ the severe version of this allergic reaction can either be year-round or for a specific season, depending upon which type of pollen you’re allergic to.
How to Avoid Pollen?
Ask someone who has a pollen allergy what their worst fear is, and 9 times out of 10, the answer will be “hay fever”. To make their season of allergy bearable, here are some tips to limit the contact with pollen or avoid it as a whole.
- Decrease Ventilation
If you keep your windows and doors open to allow the refreshing outside air to come inside, this could be causing you to ingest a significant amount of pollen. The outside air often brings pollen grains along with it, and once inside your house, humans are mostly defenseless against them.
- Pollen Forecasts
Like weather forecasts, you can get pollen forecasts as well. Many Facebook pages and websites provide allergy forecasts all year round for Florida.
- Avoid Early Morning Outings
Trees pollinate more in the morning than late at night, so you have a higher risk of experiencing allergy early in the morning than in the evening or at night.
- Low Pollen Trees
The best way to avoid a problem is to eliminate the source of it. In this case, trees with a lot of pollination are the issue, and planting low pollen trees in their place will help minimize your risk of experiencing allergies. Call a reputable Central Florida tree service company for guidance on the best low-pollen trees to plant for spring/summer that also account for your backyard layout.
Low-Pollen Trees for Springtime
Spring is a season that should bring you tears of joy instead of tears of allergy agony. If you’re into gardening and planting trees in your backyard, or someone else in your home is, there is a great variety of low-pollen trees that grow and thrive in Central Florida’s mild, warm climate throughout the year.
- Apple Tree
Grow an apple tree in your backyard so that when it bears fruit, you can stay away from the doctor. Apple trees are to be planted early in the spring as they require fertile and well-drained soil with a certain quantity of cold or chill hours so they can produce fruit. The Apple varieties that can be grown in Florida, such as Tropic Sweet, Dorsett Golden, and Anna, take about 6-10 years if you try to grow them from seed and about 3-5 years if you plant a graft.
- Magnolia Tree
Probably the most common type, if not the most fragrant in Florida, these trees can grow up to a height of 40-60 feet. They reach their full bloom at the end of spring when they give off their flowers in red, yellow, purple, pink, and white colors. The yellow cucumber tree and large-leafed magnolias are relatively uncommon, but they can be truly aesthetic when it comes to planting them in your backyard. With these trees, the only problem you’ll have is the planting space as these trees can have a width of up to 40 feet, so make sure you have a yard big enough for planting these.
- Crape Myrtle
Not only is this tree safe from spreading any allergies, but it’s easy to plant as well. It’s resilient to drought and cold and displays beautiful, colorful flowers in spring. Ranging from 10 to 30+ feet in height, there are many types of this tree that you can consider for planting. The Japanese Crepe Myrtle, the Queen’s Crepe Myrtle, and the Indica Crepe Myrtle are popular amongst Central Florida residents.
- Tuberous Begonia
The best time to plant a tuberous begonia is near the end of winter and the start of spring. The flowers bloom in various colors such as salmon, yellow, pink, and white. And they enhance the aesthetic glamour and charm of your garden.
You’ll need to consider numerous factors when you’re about to plant new trees in your backyard. For example, what if the spots were previously used for other trees – can you plant new ones there? Don’t make the wrong choice for a tree that doesn’t suit your needs. Let the pros at Advance Tree Pros help you avoid allergies and enjoy your yard year-round!