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All the pollen you’re seeing in Missoula is likely pine!

Posted at 3:35 PM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 10:35:35-04

If you’re like me, you’ve been sneezing up a storm this past week due to seasonal allergies —  and I’m certain you’ve noticed all the yellow dust collecting on cars, outdoor furniture and just about everything else!  It’s pine pollen!

University of Montana Lab Manager/NAB Pollen Counter Emily Weiler, says pine has given allergy sufferers the biggest problem during her recent counts from May 28 to June 4 — as well as alder, oak and willow. Her counts here total 167.

Weeds are currently absent and grass is showing up as moderate at seven.

Here’s what pine trees look like under the microscope!

Info: Lab Manager/NAB Pollen Counter with the University of Montana, Emily Weiler (aka, The Missoula Pollen Lady)