'Wow! They Look Like They're on Fire': Hillside Turns Smoky as Pollen Released

An officer with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency couldn’t contain his excitement when he saw a haze of pollen being released by cedar trees over a hillside in Cannon County.

“That is not smoke,” said Officer Mark Vance. "That’s pollen coming off these cedar trees.

“Look at that! Wow! They look like they’re on fire but they’re releasing pollen right there. Craziest thing I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen them turn loose but not all in unison like this,” he says in this footage. Credit: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency via Storyful