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Smoke cedars
« on: March 13, 2014, 04:39:55 PM »
Monday we had 80 degree temperatures and apparently the cedar trees liked it because on Tuesday we had 40 and 50 mph gusts and the pollen was coming off the cedars like I have never seen in 10 years being out here in Oklahoma. At first I thought a wild fire was coming from the south but with no black smoke or plumes it could not be. Then after watching for a little bit I could see swirls of pollen being blown off the tops of the cedar.

Here is a short video of the smoke cedars.

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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 05:35:40 PM »
for a minute , thought you were working on a wood project.
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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 05:55:12 PM »
I hope that stuff is headed south and not east, I have never seen anything like that either,
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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2014, 06:26:27 PM »
Thanks for the video !

I've seen pollen from white pine blow like that a few times.
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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 07:59:10 PM »
Sprucebunny, I've seen white pines do that too, but didn't know cedar would do it.   :P
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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 08:12:58 PM »
Interesting!!
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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2014, 08:50:22 PM »
When I have cut cedars down this time of year pollen comes off when they hit the ground and a dust cloud comes off. I have even shaken some limbs with my hand and have had pollen disperse but this was like a fog coming in from the sea.

That much pollen in the air just means more job security for me.  :D
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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2014, 11:43:29 PM »
OKMULCH, more the reason to build a reaally high wall on the Red, we got enough of our own down here, allergies are killing me already.  arg-smiley  arg-smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2014, 08:16:51 AM »
OKMULCH, more the reason to build a reaally high wall on the Red, we got enough of our own down here, allergies are killing me already.  arg-smiley  arg-smiley
We'll lucky for you the wind was out of the south that morning.  :D
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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2014, 08:22:10 AM »
That was neat to watch, and what is your shoe size.   ;D

Our Pines will be doing that very soon.  Everything and I mean everything will be yellow.   :-\
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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2014, 09:17:51 AM »
That's a cool video :) 

Magicman, your pines and our pines too!  Right about Easter.  Everything will be yellow for a couple weeks at least.... and if the wind blows, it looks like a yellow dust storm out of one of those Great Depression documentaries. LOL  :D

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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2014, 04:02:51 PM »
I thought you were joking with us on the cedar pollen. Because yesterday I had been working in the woods and driving back I saw  similar plumes of smoke from woods afire. Three separate plumes over about thirty miles, I know it created a very high smoke cloud over the S/E Ozarks; this was in the Mark Twain Forest area, figured they were doing 'controlled burning', such a nice quiet day.

But, today is another matter, high wind warnings..fire danger near extreme.

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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2014, 05:15:27 PM »
We have pollen storms from the red pines in front of the house some years.  Conditions have to right when they're in bloom for it to happen.
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2014, 11:11:21 AM »
Yep , seen the the pines around here do the same thing . The whole side of the mountian will kick up pollen all at once like a yellow smoke cloud .
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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 11:36:58 AM »
Whoa, that's a lot of coniferous genetic material!
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Re: Smoke cedars
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2014, 01:49:04 PM »
Our SYP pollen pods are hanging, so our yellow season is close at hand.   :-\
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