ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The worst of the pine pollen season may be behind us.
During the springtime, pine pollen is produced by small pencil-thin male pine cones
This is where the yellow pollen seen on vehicles and blowing in the wind comes from.
February's stretch of ten days of 80-degree weather kick-started pollen season earlier than normal in Southwest Georgia.
However, Tuesday's rain washed away most of the pine pollen.
"I'm driving through the park looking at the trees, and I'm just not seeing pollen on the male cones right now," said Ben Kirkland, Chehaw Natural Resources Manager. "I think they were far enough along that the rain knocked out whatever was left.".
Pollen counts for other trees and plants are still high including Alder, Juniper, and Elm.