Pollen counts in and around Atlanta follow strong seasonal patterns. The spring starts early in the southeast and in Atlanta we may see tree pollen as early as January. Tree pollen counts primarily from Oak and Birch tend to rise to peak levels by late March into mid-April and die down by late May.What is grass pollen?
Grass pollen starts in late May and is the primary allergen in the air during the summer months. It can cause very intense symptoms in certain people but is a much shorter season than tree pollen.When does tree pollen peak and die?
Tree pollen counts primarily from Oak and Birch tend to rise to peak levels by late March into mid-April and die down by late May. It should be noted however we sometimes will have tree pollen later in the summer or even September and this is called “Fall Elm.”How is the amount of pollen measured?
The amount and types of pollen can be measured using these machines are highly standardized and operated by certified personnel. Usually the count reflects the amount of pollen present in the air the prior twenty-four hours.