Pine pollen season likely to begin soon - get ready

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - As temperatures begin to finally warm up, it's only a matter of time before our cars, sidewalks and homes are painted yellow.  

It’s the season we all dread and it's right around the corner.  

Pine pollen.  

The thick yellow dust that seems to coat everything.  

It’s the most visible out of all the tree pollen in central North Carolina and arguably the most annoying.

“The pine pollen is a larger particle, so you see it more. The other pollen is all around us, but we don't necessarily see it. It actually creates the biggest mess. Its bright yellow and its on its way in the next couple of days,” said Laura Kiper with Kiper Landscaping Designs.

Pine pollen season usually begins around April 1 and the cold March temperatures are not likely to affect the start of pollen season.

So don’t be fooled - the clouds of yellow are coming.

“I think because February was so warm, I think its only going to take a couple of warm days and I think we'll start seeing the pine pollen appear,” said Kiper.

As far as preparing for the upcoming pine pollen season, Kiper recommends covering your lawn furniture and keeping it blown off your driveway to make cleanup easier and avoid it causing stains.

Temperatures across central North Carolina are likely to stay in the 60s and 70s through at least the middle of next week, so we should start seeing that yellow dust in the air very soon.

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