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Maple allergy

I was tested for allergies and it turns out I am allergic to these types of trees: Maple, Willow, Beech, Oak and Chestnut. If I get a Japanese Maple for my small row home backyard, will I be allergic to this tree also? Since it has the word Maple in it, is it part of the Maple family with the same type of pollen?

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Location: Chicago area

maple allergy

Hello allergyme. Ken here in the Chicago area. Sorry to hear about your allergies.
Maples and Japanese Maples both have the same genus – Acer. They are different
species. Since they are in the same genus, I would think that you would be in trouble
with the Japanese Maple also. I’m not a doctor but that is my opinion. Good luck.
Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area

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