Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:36 pm
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?
Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:35 am
Hello allergyme. Ken here in the Chicago area. Sorry to hear about your allergies.
Maples and Japanese Maples both have the same genus Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a doctor but that is my opinion. Good luck.