This is not what you think

@nela13 (20700)
Portugal
May 22, 2019 11:21am CST
No, what you can see in this picture is not snow, it is cotton from trees. The streets are full of it and lot of people has allergic problems due to this cotton. I don't know the name of these trees as they are new in my country but its flower is cotton. Do you have this tree where you live? Do you have spring allergies?
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@LadyDuck (223261)
• Switzerland
23 May
Those are the seeds of poplars, there are plenty here and I am allergic to them.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
A lot of people are but so far my only problem with this is the fact that it gets in my hair and I can't drive with my window open as it get in the car too.
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@LadyDuck (223261)
• Switzerland
24 May
@nela13 Those things also come inside the home, I am cleaning the garden too, I do not like to see them sticking on the fence.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
24 May
@LadyDuck I am glad I don't have these tree near my house, I couldn't open the windows with it near.
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@LowRiderX (9333)
• Serbia
24 May
I thought it was iceYes, we have several trees whose flower is like cotton, quite a mess they made in the yard, I personally am not a fan of
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
24 May
I am not a fan either and I am not allergic to it.
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@LowRiderX (9333)
• Serbia
24 May
@nela13 I'm not allergic too, I forgot to mention that
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
25 May
@LowRiderX Some people get allergies as they get old, i hope that won't be our case.
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@simone10 (29517)
• United States
23 May
I've never seen a tree like that bedore.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
They are recent here, that is why I didn't even know it's name.
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@simone10 (29517)
• United States
27 May
@nela13 I've seen cotton grow on bushes in cotton fields but I've never seen it on trees.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
28 May
@simone10 It looks like cotton but it isn't used as regular cotton.
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@Nevena83 (26681)
• Serbia
22 May
Yes, I saw that tree and I like it very much when it flies in the air. Thank God I do not have a spring allergy.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
I don't have spring allergies either but this cotton flying everywhere is annoying.
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@Nevena83 (26681)
• Serbia
23 May
@nela13 Oh, I like it.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
@Nevena83 It is ok, we all like different things
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@Hannihar (63139)
23 May
@nela13 I have never seen trees like this in our country. It is summer and i might have allergies but not sure.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
It is a recent tree here in my country and a lot of people complain because of the allergies.
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@Hannihar (63139)
23 May
@nela13 I can understand that. Allergies are not fun.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
@Hannihar I don't have allergies but my mom has and I know how bad it can be.
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@ShifaLk (13010)
• India
23 May
Oh yes I have seen something like this here in India too.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
I read this tree is very common in your country.
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@ShifaLk (13010)
• India
23 May
@nela13 oh yes... We saw it in woods.. We thought its cotton in childhood
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
@ShifaLk it looks like cotton
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@DianneN (119546)
• United States
23 May
I’ve never seen a tree like that, but don’t have spring allergies. Many people do have spring allergies which can range from mild to severe.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
I don't have spring allergies either but a lot of people complain because of this tree.
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@DianneN (119546)
• United States
25 May
@nela13 It’s odd how some are bothered while others aren’t.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
25 May
@DianneN yes, it is, I think it has to do with our immune system.
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@resukill22 (12014)
• Philippines
28 May
We have here like that,
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
28 May
Do you like it?
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@resukill22 (12014)
• Philippines
29 May
@nela13 honestly no! But this is good for make pillow
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
30 May
@resukill22 it has no use, cotton pillow is different.
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@just4him (156599)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 May
I'm not familiar with that one.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
Good for you, it's pollen is terrible for allergies.
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@just4him (156599)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 May
@nela13 I'm sure it would be.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
@just4him it is, a lot of people complain about it.
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@Corbin5 (145094)
• United States
22 May
In our last house, we had a lot of cottonwood trees in the neighborhood. Lots of fluffy stuff flying through the air. I have spring allergies now that I am old, but did not have them as a kid.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
So far I don't have spring allergies but like you I may have while I get old.
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@Corbin5 (145094)
• United States
23 May
@nela13 Yes, as we get older, our immune systems weaken and allergies become the norm.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
@Corbin5 yes, I know and allergies is not an easy thing to have.
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@Babino (1289)
• Morocco
22 May
i've never heared anything like that before, do you use this cotton for pillows and stuff ?
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
22 May
I have no idea if this cotton can be used but it is very annoying as it gets in our hair and in our clothes.
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@MALUSE (50970)
• Germany
22 May
@Babino @nela13 No, this fluff isn't used for anything. It is very light and just flies around. After a while it's gone and you don't see it anymore.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
22 May
@MALUSE that is true, right now there are a lot and it is annoying but next month it will disappear.
@Mulidi (1652)
• Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
22 May
No I don't come across with them. Can you share the tree also
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
22 May
As soon as I have a picture I will share it here.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
@Mulidi this is the tree
@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
@Mulidi here is the picture of the tree
@Gillygirl (30040)
• Sutton, England
22 May
I have seen this on trees in Europe but not the UK. Many kinds of pollen can affect me.
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@MALUSE (50970)
• Germany
22 May
The UK is not in Europe? :-)
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
22 May
These trees are recent here, maybe since 8 years ago.
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@TheHorse (85714)
• Walnut Creek, California
13 Jun
I have allergies, but I don't think I've experienced these trees.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
21h
If you have allergies then thank God you don't have these trees near you.
@BelleStarr (44547)
• United States
23 May
We don't have this tree and I do have spring allergies.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
A lot of people is allergic to this but so far I am not. Glad you don't have it near you.
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@CarolDM (28307)
• United States
22 May
Oh wow that is not good. I am not allergic but I know many are. I sneeze around pollen.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
22 May
I don't really know if it also has pollen, I can only see this cotton from this tree.
@jaboUK (57574)
• United Kingdom
22 May
We have cherry blossom which comes down, but nothing like that.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
23 May
We also have cherry blossom and I love those trees. These ones are just annoying due to the cotton flying around and get in our hair and our clothes.
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@Sojourn (5227)
• India
22 May
It is native to my country but I haven't seen it.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
22 May
It is not a native tree in my country ut lately we see it here very often.
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@marlina (84109)
• Canada
22 May
Must be awful for people with allergies.
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@nela13 (20700)
• Portugal
22 May
It is because this cotton is flying in the air.