Falling tree releases massive 'pollen bomb' in astonishing video
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a pollen cloud?
One tree in Hixson, Tenn., certainly did — and the footage will have your allergies tingling.
The coughing, sneezing, headache-nightmare-of-an-event took place on April 4, when a 30-foot river birch tree was chopped down in a residential area. The behemoth came crashing to the ground, leaving a thick plume of pollen in its wake.
Timberline Outdoors, a tree trimming and removal service based in Chattanooga, took to Facebook to share footage of the incident, referring to the phenomenon as a "pollen bomb."
"If you think your allergies are trying to kill you, you'd be right!" the company wrote.
The stifling footage has since racked up over 1.3 million views and more than 1,600 comments, with many social media users echoing the exact same painful sentiment.
"I sneezed just watching this," wrote one woman.
"This is why I feel like crap," wrote another.
Tennessee isn't the only state suffering from a severe pollen issue this season.
Harrowing photos showing the "pollenpocalypse" were captured in North Carolina this week. The incredible images, taken on Monday by photographer Jeremy Gilchrist via drone, depict a yellow-green haze blanketing Durham, N.C.
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