TOP News For Those Who Are BATTLING Through Hay Fever Season
Hay Fever sufferers in Melbourne are feeling the burden of allergies worse than ever this Spring. Thankfully, Melbourne City Council have targeted a tree species that is often blamed for triggering allergies.
Melbourne, hayfever capital of the world, no other city can compete.— Kent Parkstreet (@kentparkstreet) September 8, 2016
As many of Melbourne's trees struggle to cope with rising temperatures and dry conditions, Melbourne City Council plan to plant new tree species around the city.
That plane trees in central Melbourne all still have their leaves in May just shows there's something wrong with the climate.— Senor Roberto (@mlaich) May 7, 2016
The good news? Plane trees which feature in many of Melbourne's grand boulevards and are often blamed for triggering hay fever, will not be among the species gradually replaced.
It's that time of year where plane trees take revenge on us for slaying their brethren, by trying to slowly choke us to death.#Melbourne— Candace Petrik (@runawaykite) October 14, 2016
Plane trees are one of the most common species lining the streets of Melbourne's CBD and inner suburbs.
Melbourne: world's most liveable city (except for those 3-4 months when the spring winds blow the plane trees to the shizenhausen) https://t.co/R81Ia8WA7O— Ken McAlpine (@KenMcAlpine) November 17, 2016
The Melbourne City Council, which started to target plane trees in 2015, are replacing the trees with alternative species.
The city's urban forest strategy costs $1.5 million each year.
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Source: ABC News