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#6546091 - 11/16/16 09:05 AM Cedars were Exploding
gary roberson Offline
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I was driving home Sunday morning when between Sheffield and the Pecos River, it appeared that someone was kicking up dust ahead of me. That was strange because all of the roads were still wet from recent rains. As I approached the dust, I realized what was happening, the cedars were exploding, releasing dense clouds of yellow pollen. Immediately, my eyes started burning and nose started running. I have seen this occur on a couple of other occasions but on Sunday, it was confined to a very small area.
I am sure there is someone on here who can tell us what triggers the cedars to release their pollen in this fashion. Also, is it only the red berry cedar that does this or does the blue berry do it as well???
Adios,
Gary

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#6546119 - 11/16/16 09:19 AM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: gary roberson]
LandPirate Offline
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Ugggh. I have to drive through there Saturday.
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#6546120 - 11/16/16 09:19 AM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: gary roberson]
aggiehunter03 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Loc: Mineral Wells, Texas
A guy at work told me he saw one do the same thing last weekend in Weatherford. He said it looked like smoke. My kid's allergies can confirm this is happening.
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#6546132 - 11/16/16 09:29 AM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: gary roberson]
Ntgrty Offline
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Registered: 05/11/11
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Loc: Texas
When I lived in Austin we would see those huge clouds come across the fairways at the golf club and immediately all eyes teared and noses hit the running trail - I believe it was a shot of wind that was the trigger

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#6546260 - 11/16/16 10:45 AM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: gary roberson]
westtexaswatkins Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
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They are killing my allergies on my place. I've seen a lot of them dusting lately.

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#6546430 - 11/16/16 12:50 PM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: gary roberson]
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The blues and reds will hammer you this time of year. I am very lucky not to be allergic to them.


Edited by Pitchfork Predator (11/16/16 12:51 PM)
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#6546527 - 11/16/16 01:43 PM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: gary roberson]
sw53 Offline
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Registered: 08/28/07
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Loc: tyler,tx.
I have seen this many times before as well.anxious to see what the actual reason is.

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#6546529 - 11/16/16 01:44 PM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: gary roberson]
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the male redberry juniper typically flowers & pollinates during late summer through mid fall. The male Ashe (blueberry) juniper flowers and pollinates between December and February. The female of these two have the fruit (berry). I have lived this my entire life as I am very allergic to both of these species pollen. This should be the tail end of redberry and the beginning of the Ashe (blueberry) pollination season, sometimes they over lap during November ... ugh! ninja
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#6546732 - 11/16/16 03:51 PM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: gary roberson]
bp3 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/11
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Have heard on Ashe junipers that the red berries is the male and there the ones that that explode. On the lake some times it looks like the hills are on fire.

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#6546859 - 11/16/16 05:06 PM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
They are killing my allergies on my place. I've seen a lot of them dusting lately.


I have 3 bottles of allergy eye drops Mark, one in each Truck and one in my Briefcase bang


My eyes look like I have been on a 3 day Drunk since yesterday roflmao rofl

Killing me ..
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#6546957 - 11/16/16 06:33 PM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: gary roberson]
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Every year in October the Mountain Cedars on our lease will do the same thing. One day there will be nothing at all and the next day it will look like a 5K acre wild fire the pollen is so thick.

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#6547113 - 11/16/16 08:26 PM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: SniperRAB]
therancher Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
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Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
They are killing my allergies on my place. I've seen a lot of them dusting lately.


I have 3 bottles of allergy eye drops Mark, one in each Truck and one in my Briefcase bang


My eyes look like I have been on a 3 day Drunk since yesterday roflmao rofl

Killing me ..


Appalling. Embarrassing. SMDH.

Weak genetics. Don't let a mere bush kill you. Man up and do it yourself!
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#6547154 - 11/16/16 08:54 PM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: therancher]
Dennis in Ft Worth Online   content
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Registered: 06/07/06
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Was sitting in my blind one quiet afternoon a few years ago when that happened. My first thought was that someone was poaching on my place and lit up a cigar out of sight of me, not knowing I was in the blind. eek2
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#6547240 - 11/16/16 09:52 PM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: therancher]
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Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
They are killing my allergies on my place. I've seen a lot of them dusting lately.


I have 3 bottles of allergy eye drops Mark, one in each Truck and one in my Briefcase bang


My eyes look like I have been on a 3 day Drunk since yesterday roflmao rofl

Killing me ..


Appalling. Embarrassing. SMDH.

Weak genetics. Don't let a mere bush kill you. Man up and do it yourself!



Weak genetics...

Smh,
Rusty your more inbred than a Mennonite 3rd cousin...


Now I know why your son moved out of state to avoid you...

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#6547645 - 11/17/16 09:15 AM Re: Cedars were Exploding [Re: SniperRAB]
therancher Offline
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Registered: 07/09/13
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Loc: Mountain Home, Uvalde, and Big...
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: SniperRAB
Originally Posted By: westtexaswatkins
They are killing my allergies on my place. I've seen a lot of them dusting lately.


I have 3 bottles of allergy eye drops Mark, one in each Truck and one in my Briefcase bang


My eyes look like I have been on a 3 day Drunk since yesterday roflmao rofl

Killing me ..


Appalling. Embarrassing. SMDH.

Weak genetics. Don't let a mere bush kill you. Man up and do it yourself!



Weak genetics...

Smh,
Rusty your more inbred than a Mennonite 3rd cousin...


Now I know why your son moved out of state to avoid you...



It ain't easy shining in my shadow. He'll do alright, but it was good for him to see some sun.

You on the other hand are scared of shrubs and a whole list of miniscule critters. I don't even think trex has the emotional/physical weaknesses you have. whip
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