In this chek news article, Dan Sharp from Davey's Victoria office discusses why your allergies may seem worse than usual. 

Posted: April 16, 2024

If you think you’ve noticed more pollen in the air this spring, it might not be just in your head.Flowering tree

An arborist in Victoria says climate change has contributed to more vigorous tree growth, which produces more pollen.

“It’s not just that there’s more pollen,” says Dan Sharp from Davey Tree Services. “It’s also that pollen season is longer.”

Sharp notes more heat and carbon dioxide means increased growth, but with less moisture in our spring and summer it’s tricky to predict what comes next.

“It’s like an athlete,” Sharp said. “If you give them supplemental oxygen and steroids to increase their performance, but then don’t feed them lunch. You just have no idea how they’re going to react.”

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For more information, contact the Victoria Davey office.

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