Burlingame Pollen Count

Pollen counts as a % of the season’s peak load of the plant.

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Risk of exposure is high only if you get close to the privet plant or the tree.


Grass pollen will be sporadic during the month of July

Click on the tree name to see what it looks like!

Burlingame Pollen Count Commentary

I do regular air sampling and plant inspection to bring you the most accurate pollen count of Burlingame. The city proudly holds the “Tree City USA” designation from the Arbor Day Foundation. True to its reputation, the city boasts of a rich and diverse suburban forest.

Redwood, oak, olive, pine, sweetgum, birch, and sycamore are the primary contributors to Burlingame pollen count.

Cypress from the coast, alder from San Mateo, and Chinese elms from Hillsborough, too, add to the pollen count of Burlingame.

The city does see grass pollen come in from the Sawyer camp and other trails on the bay. The grass pollen primarily shows up during spring and summer.

Among weeds, fortunately, I have never seen ragweed pollen in our air surveys. However, I routinely see low pollen counts of nettle, sagebrush, pigweed, dock, and English plantain in Burlingame air.

Our air sampling location for Burlingame is at:

Bellevue Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010

If allergies have adversely impacted your lives, you would definitely benefit from the following three guides.

  • Pollen pictures of allergy plants.

    Pollen pictures of allergy plants.

    The pollen pictures below were taken in my lab using an Olympus compound microscope. To bring clarity to the features of the pollen, different level of digital zoom is used.

  • Pollen allergy: A beginner’s guide with photos.

    Pollen allergy: A beginner’s guide with photos.

    In his influential book – “The art of war”, general Sun Tzu wrote, ” If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of hundred

  • Grass allergy – A beginner’s guide w/ photos

    Grass allergy – A beginner’s guide w/ photos

    What is grass allergy? Many allergy sufferers misunderstand grass allergies to be a reaction to the soft green swath that adorns their front lawn, or, the one they see in

Our Methodology

We use a combination of air sampling and plant inspections to identify which plants are releasing pollen.

We refrain from using the traditional high, medium, and low classifications because they are rather meaningless for an allergy sufferer. The concentration scales of high-medium-low are designed for academics and not for allergy sufferers. Besides, what is a low count for one person can be very high for someone with strong allergies.

If you are still curious, you can read more about our methodology here.

Sudhir Setia

Sudhir is certified by the National Allergy Bureau (NAB) as a pollen counter and identifier. He has been living with Hay Fever for nearly 30 years and studies allergens at his aerobiology lab.

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