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    Default AWFUL SMELL IN THE BACK YARD and it is a tree

    My dad seems to think it is a Hazelnut, I think it's some type of japanese something.


    When it goes into bloom, the smell is so atrocious that that you would think there was a chemical spill. It's horrible.


    I couldn't open my door to my office today without smelling it. Talk about disgusting.

    I have a video of it in the winter...probably won't confirm the type of tree it is.

    It drops some type of fruit/nut/something that my mother injured her foot on years ago. Hazelnuts I guess. ????
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    Is it a ginkgo? This tree comes in male and female forms. The female produces a fruit which is described as smelling rancid or like vomit.

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    Azalea bushes can smell awful.

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    If a plumber says something smells bad then it must be serious.

    Call the police. It must be a threat to public safety.
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    Probably smells like roses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsotall View Post
    Probably smells like roses!

    Noooooooooooooo!!!!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8dkj0OxZLk








    I remember the smell of this tree when in bloom growing up as a kid. It permeates the air and is pretty damn disgusting.

    They are on my list to remove from the earth, just like lettuce and cabbage.
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    A chain saw propely applied at the base of the tree would fix everything.

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    Take a piece of the tree to a knowledgable garden center, not like HD, a real one.

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    OOOHHH I want one!

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    These would be good if you don't have so good neighborly neighbors, line your property with them, lol. I would think from the description they might think you are raising skunks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUGGED View Post
    Everyone keeps telling me this is a hazelnut. What falls off the tree looks like porcupine balls with needles sticking out everywhere. I called a few porcupines, they said their balls are fine.
    Atleast they didn't fall off a Redwood.
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    Ginko tree?

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    Catalpa. I was talking to Peter and he said this tree, now here is an image but the leaves to me look different. He said, it is very fragrant he likes it, and they also, get green worms which fisherman love to fish with.

    See what you think.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalpa


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    American chestnut tree

    Chinkapins

    Castanopsis cuspidata <--- This one looks very similar.
    Last edited by kingsotall; 06-14-2009 at 08:36 PM.
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    More so than mine.

    What if this tree is really rare and worth money, are we going to get a share? lol.
    Check this out, these are really cool.

    http://www.shareordie.in/74-unusual-...ess-collected/
    Last edited by Cookie; 06-14-2009 at 08:48 PM.

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