The Best Trees to Plant if You Have Allergies

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The Best Trees to Plant if You Have Allergies

During the warmer months, our allergies start acting up. Of course, you want to be able to stroll through your garden and smell the roses without sniffling, sneezing, and getting all bleary-eyed. But sometimes, it just doesn’t seem possible. We understand the struggle. At Vernon Imel, we’re experts at providing solutions to your Oregon tree service problems. For instance, did you know there were trees you could plant that won’t irritate your allergies? That’s right. We have the perfect remedy for you. Follow our advice and you’ll be breathing easy and smelling the roses in no time.

First of all, if you suffer from allergies, you should know that you’re not alone. It’s estimated that one in five people suffer from pollen allergies. The good news is that the vast majority of trees are non-allergenic. Whatever tree type you’re looking to plant, you should be able to find one that will serve your needs without exacerbating your allergies. Don’t believe that’s possible? Keep reading. Whether you’re looking for an ornamental tree, shade tree, or fruit tree, we’ve got the perfect solution.

Dogwood trees are a great option for allergy sufferers. Dogwood trees come in a variety of species, most of which are mild allergens. Dogwood trees are also one of the most popular flowering trees in the country and for good reason. These trees produce eye-catching white or pink blossoms in springtime and vibrant scarlet foliage in the fall. Planting a dogwood tree in your front yard will definitely add to your home’s curb appeal. And you can do so without worrying about carrying around the Kleenex with you.

Believe it or not, there are plenty of flowering trees that are great options for those who are allergy-sensitive. The crepe myrtle tree is another example. The crepe myrtle’s trademarks are its attractive bark, bright flowers, and lush foliage. This tree can be enjoyed all year round and is an excellent choice for those looking to brighten their yard while keeping those pesky allergies in check.

Another good selection for allergy sufferers is the flowering plum tree. The flowering plum is an ornamental tree that will enhance your home’s landscaping with its deep purple color. They can also be used as small shade trees for those with limited space in their yard. These trees have the added benefit of yielding small plums. Who says allergy sufferers can’t have it all when it comes to planting trees in their yard? With the flowering plum, you’ll have a tree that yields fruit for baking, lovely flowers for gazing, and just the right amount of shade for lounging on a hot, summer day.

The flowering plum is just one example of a fruit tree that can be planted in your garden. If you’re dreaming of growing an apple tree for baking sweet, homemade apple pies, what’s stopping you? There are many apple tree varieties that typically don’t cause allergies to flare up. The Pacific crabapple, also known as the Oregon crabapple, is an ornamental tree with white or pale pink blossoms. Like the flowering plum tree, its fragrant blossoms are unlikely to cause an allergy problem. The small, tart fruit grown on crabapple trees also makes excellent jams and jellies. Pear and cherry trees are a couple other fruit trees recommended by your tree service Oregon experts.

Looking for an ornamental tree to be the central focal point of your front yard? One that will make your home appear inviting year-round? We’ve got that for you too. The Southern magnolia tree is an ornamental tree featuring beautiful flowers that will fill your yard with an intoxicating aroma. Despite the name, southern magnolias are suitable to the Portland area. They are also suitable for those who are allergy-sensitive. One of the world’s most popular flowering trees, this evergreen tree can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Another excellent choice of flowering tree is the tulip tree. This tree is unlikely to present any problems for allergy sufferers and it produces beautiful springtime flowers. Tulip trees have the added benefit of being fast growers that are easily maintained. They also do double duty as both an ornamental tree and shade tree. In addition to springtime flowers, the tulip tree has bright yellow foliage in the fall. They’re great for sprucing up any yard, but especially the yard of an allergy sufferer.

Here’s where things get a little tricky, though. Not to worry. Your tree service Oregon experts will explain it all. There are some trees that are known as dioecious trees. Essentially, these are trees that have separate sexes. Dioecious plants, for instance, grow male and female flowers on separate plants. Often times, it’s the male version of dioecious trees that carry pollen that triggers allergies. Their female counterparts, on the other hand, are usually allergy safe. This means that there are female cultivars of certain trees that are safe to plant in your yard. Examples include the female cultivars of cottonwood, poplar, box elder, and willow trees, just to name a few.

Of course, before you invest the time and effort into planting a tree, you should take the time to get tested so you’ll know for certain what trees are likely to trigger your allergies and which are safe to grow.

At Vernon Imel, we’re concerned with the health of your trees as well as your own personal health. Your safety and enjoyment are a top priority. We are here to help with any of your Oregon tree service needs. So if you have additional questions or want to get started on your landscaping, don’t hesitate to reach out. We want to soothe your allergies and your mind. Let us help make your front yard a pleasant retreat where you can relax and breathe easy.