Maybe two gazillion. Can someone identify the type of tree? (filmed in Lewisburg, Tennessee).
Addendum: DirtPoor was the first to identify the tree as a cedar. nolandda followed up with a nice offering of photos and other videos (see links in Comments).
It looks like a cedar. Most evergreens (well, pine tree like plants) are like this. I can give the trees and bushes around my house a shake like this during pollination season and they will produce just as much. When the wind blows, clouds of yellow will pour out of the trees. Some pines will even produce pollen from their bark!ReplyDelete
The video is a really good example of evergreen pollination.
That was pretty impressive! Here in Atlanta a couple weeks ago, we were watching a squirrel leap from limb to limb in some pine trees and puffs of pollen that looked just like smoke clouds kept popping out.ReplyDelete
That is amazing! And I almost sneezed just watching it.ReplyDelete
I am going to have to guess that it is a Cedar of some type. Apparently junipers also give off clouds of pollen.ReplyDelete
Cedar tree with cloud
Cloud from a whole forest
This one has a nice close up of the pollinating structures.
Blowing off of pines
in slow motion
"it is like fire"
....tree sperm. That's all I can think.ReplyDelete