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Pine pollen in Boston, suburbs wears on residents’ health, patience

Eastern White Pine are loaded with pods of pollen.

It is pine pollen, seasonal scourge of the city and suburbs, covering hundreds of cars and driveways. And this year, it is especially intense, a gunky byproduct of a warm winter and a largely dry, windy spring that conspired to bring more pollen, earlier, to New England.

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