Queens Trees Smell Like Combo of "Dog Excrement and Vomit": Resident

Friday, Nov 19, 2010  |  Updated 8:15 AM EDT
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Queens Trees Smell Like Combo of "Dog Excrement and Vomit": Resident

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You only have to hold your nose a little longer. Sunoco says the rotten smell should dissipate in the morning.

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Residents of a Queens neighborhood say the trees on their street stink.

New York City's Parks Department acknowledges that the gingko biloba trees it planted years ago present a problem. But it says it has no plans to remove the Langdale Street trees.

Resident John Foertsch told WCBS Radio that the fruit of the female trees gives off a nauseating stench. He described it as "a combination of dog excrement and vomit.''

The Park Department said it no longer plants female ginkgo trees but that it does not remove healthy ones.

It added: "Trees offer many benefits which far outweigh any inconveniences that they may present.''

Gingko biloba is said to improve memory. Residents says health food fans gather on the weekends to pick the fruit.
 

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