Identification: Please help identify this tree...

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by Gale L., Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Gale L.

    Gale L. New Member

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    Hallo! This tree is on the penthouse patio above my suite. I think I am allergic to its pollen and need to identify it. It's about 5 feet high. This fall, I have had an invasion of western conifer seed bugs on their way up to this small tree. I would greatly appreciate any ID ideas. Care to help? Thank you.
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Needs a closer-up pic to be sure, but my best guess is Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) - which certainly does have a well-established record for causing pollen allergy. It usually sheds pollen in early spring (Feb-Mar), does that fit with your allergy problem time?
     
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    Hi Michael. Thank you for replying. I will take a close-up photo when the weather is better. I have allergies right now, but maybe they are due to mold.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    There will be a fair amount of fungal spores in the air right now (on the clearer days).
     
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    Thank you, Daniel, for that tidbit of information. I was wondering why I have had such horrible allergies lately.
     

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