Allergy season may not be at its peak anymore, but pollen can be rough for anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies. If you’re in the middle of a bad sneezing fit, adding trees to your yard or landscape may be the last thing that is on your mind. They are just going to make the pollen worse, right? Not entirely. Read on for a few tips for adding trees to your entire yard without adding to your property’s existing tree pollen problems.
Pick Female Trees
For a lot of home and business owners, fruitless male trees are wanted for their ease of maintenance. However, a lot of male trees are the ones who produce a lot of pollen. So, if you will put up some new trees in your yard or business property, a mix of male and female trees can help cut down on any potential sneezing fits.
Native Plants are a Good Idea
Trees that are under stress release more pollen, and when plants struggle to survive, they get stressed out. Native plants have a better time taking up space in your backyard. After all, they do belong there. Exotics can sometimes struggle a bit with the temperature, precipitation rates, or any other elements of the ecosystem and, in turn, become stressed, leading to more pollen and puffier eyes for everyone around.
Avoid any Problem Trees
Now, picking native trees is not enough to keep pollen levels low in your own yard. Also, try to pay attention to the kind of tree you are planting. Things like male varieties of beech, maple, cedar, oak, elm, mulberry, poplar, birch, or willow trees will also produce more pollen than alternatives such as red maples or dogwoods. Common pollen-type allergens are those from plants and trees that rely heavily on wind pollination. So showy, colorful plants are rarely the allergy-causing types of plants since insects typically pollinate brighter ornamental flowers. Just remember to do a bit of your own research before you plant. Harford Tree’s expert team of tree specialists and arborists can help you determine which trees are best suited for your family or business community, so don’t hesitate to give us a call whenever you want!
Tree Care and Maintenance from Harford Tree
Ready to have the beautiful yard you have always dreamed of? Harford Tree Experts & Landscaping, Inc has been in the business for decades, providing customers with quality work and quick responses all at the right price. We service the areas of Harford County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City areas including Bel Air, Fallston, Perry Hall, Towson, Essex, Parkville, White Marsh, and Middle River. For service during business hours, reach out to us or give us a call at 410-592-7321. We offer 24/7 emergency service as well, just give us a call at 443-250-6649. For updates about our business and more informative tips, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.