Unfortunately, the answer is yes. An earlier and longer growing season for trees and plants will increase pollen levels, which in turn could significantly exacerbate allergies, asthma and other chronic respiratory illness. Our March warmth started the blooming and pollination process much earlier than normal. If you are miserable and feeling the effects and symptoms of seasonal allergies, you’re not alone. Tree pollen, mostly from Cottonwood, Maple and Juniper trees are causing the most grief right now.