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31/03/2014 at 16:05

Hello, I have a large conifer, approx, 16m. Not sure what type it is, photo attached. In the last week it has started producing dusty clouds which come out of the tree when the branches are disturbed. Are these clouds some kind of fungal sores? I have not seen the tree do this before during the 15 yrs I've had this garden. Apart from producing this cloud the tree looks fine.  It has been suggested to me that tree may have a fungal disease, which could be dangerous to humans, and will need to be felled! Grateful for any advice!

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41002.jpg?width=299&height=350&mode=max

 

31/03/2014 at 16:06

Flowers Lottie, pollen clouds

31/03/2014 at 16:08

It happened to quite a few of us on the forum as we hadn't noticed this happening before.  The weather must be just right at the moment.

31/03/2014 at 16:12

I think that's right Forester, some years it's so wet they wouldn't be able to make a cloud like that 

31/03/2014 at 16:18

Hi thanks, yes just read another thread about this. I guess it's from having a very wet Jan/Feb and now it's pretty warm (in Lincoln). Pollen - this is harmless? I'm sure it is but I ask as my neighbours are concerned as they have never seen the tree do this before and they have next to it for 35 yrs!

31/03/2014 at 16:22

It's what plants do Lotty, asthma and hay fever sufferers will tell you all about trees and their pollen

31/03/2014 at 16:30

Thanks for your help - just pollen! This also explains why my daughters asthma has got worse. Phew - no tree felling - I'll go and tell the neighbours 

31/03/2014 at 19:16

It's how  plant life goes on.  

31/03/2014 at 21:46

This year I have also noticed it and it covered my new car! 

31/03/2014 at 22:21

I thought it was the sand from the sahara

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