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Old 02-25-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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Every time I visit the Atlanta area I am shocked how many trees have been cut down to make way for cutter cutter subdivisions and strip malls. It seems like they hardly save one tree when they build something. It use to be so wooded in many areas of Atlanta. Yes there are still wooded communities left but far less so.

Has the major deforestation of the Atlanta area impacted the Spring pollen count?
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Has the major deforestation of the Atlanta area impacted the Spring pollen count?
Nope. It's still one of the worst pollen areas in the U.S. during parts of the Springtime months. With a "high" reading around 120, I've seen the number get as high as 3200 even just last year. The drought adds to it, as there's not as much rain to wash the stuff away, so "settled" pollen gets tossed around as much as the new stuff popping out.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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Plus, builders refuse to plant female trees (non pollen producing).
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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Go look at pics of Atlanta from the 60's, not many trees at all compared to now. yeah the suburbs have been stripped some but they'll grow back.

I hear pollen from grass is the worst type for people with allergies. The pine pollen is ugly but suppposidly not as bad.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Madison, GA/St. Croix, USVI
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The pollen is unbearable; it always was.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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Some reading for you...it may help you understand that Atlanta, while obviously a big offender, isn't unique in clear cutting trees for development.
Natural Resource Conservation: Environmental Impact of Commercial Development

Trees Atlanta has been around since 1985. It's main activities include... planting new trees and saplings throughout the city; maintaining the health of the city's existing tree cover; restoring and conserving large tracts of urban greenspace; and educating the public about the importance of trees.
Trees Atlanta Home
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: 30080
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I dread the spring every year. Its so hard on me that I can't even bare to be out side unless its absolutely necessary. I've already started stocking up on claritin.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The pollen seems to be a little more bearable recently as opposed to when I first move here (2001). I don't know if that is because the actual pollen count is decreasing or because I'm growing accustomed to it.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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Plus, builders refuse to plant female trees (non pollen producing).
How do you determine what makes a tree "female"?
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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How do you determine what makes a tree "female"?
You look at it's "trunk"

Sorry- couldn't resist.
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