Pines live in almost the entire Northern Hemisphere. In North America, they live in the southern part of Arctic to Nicaragua and Hispaniola. In Europe, they live in areas from Portugal and Scotland to Russia. In Asia, they live in areas from Russia to Japan and the Philippines. They also live in the Himalayas, some northern parts of Africa, and north of Majorca (Mallorca) on the rugged mountains.

Pine tree pollen is most prevalent from February through May.

Pine Allergy Information

Pine trees are known for their distinctive cones and fragrant needles, but they also produce a significant amount of pollen. Pine tree pollen is a common allergen that affects many people, particularly during the spring and summer months when pine trees are actively releasing their pollen.

The peak allergy season for pine tree pollen varies depending on the specific type of pine tree and the location. In general, however, pine tree pollen is most prevalent in the spring and early summer months. In the Southeastern United States, where longleaf pine is common, pine tree pollen season typically starts in February and can last until May or June. In the Pacific Northwest, where different species of pine trees grow, the peak pollen season can vary but generally falls between April and July.

Pine tree pollen is produced by male pine cones, which are much smaller than the familiar woody cones that are produced by female pine trees. These cones are often found near the tips of the branches and produce a fine, yellow dust that can be carried by the wind for miles.

Pine trees are prevalent throughout the United States, with many different species found in various regions. One region where pine trees are particularly prevalent is the Southeastern United States. The region includes states like Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, and is known for its longleaf pine forests. Other areas where pine trees are abundant include the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountains area, and the Northeast.

If you believe you may be allergic to pine or other tree pollen, we strongly recommend coming in for an allergy test!

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