Italian Conifer Tree Makes Clouds Of White Powder When Touched

Question From: Watton, England, United Kingdom
Q: Hello Nancy, Why is my Italian conifer tree throwing white powder out in clouds when I touch it? I would appreciate your help. My zip code is correct. I am in England. Many thanks Carol

A: I am not a trained tree doctor, but my guess is what you're seeing is pollen that is produced by male trees. It is not harmful to the tree. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy