If the amount of snow New Jersey has seen this winter is any indication, it looks like the state is in for a tough allergy season. "We’re expecting a very robust start to the spring as the melting of several feet of snow translates into several inches of water," said Dr. Leonard Bielory, allergist and immunologist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital [visiting professor of Environmental Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University]. "The trees will be well-fed with nutrients and the pollen season starts with trees this year, so it’s going to be a strong one…" "This year, because of the heavy snow, we know that trees will be heavy pollinators," Bielory said. "Whether the season starts earlier really depends on whether we have an early thaw."
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