Autumn Stench

Gingko trees are everywhere in South Korea, especially in Seoul.  And come every fall, they manage to create quite a stink:

“The Seoul Metropolitan Government vowed in September to get rid of gingko nuts from the city pavements after complaints about their smell swelled.

‘This month, the metropolitan government organized a team of 446 people to collect gingko nuts,’ said Oh Hae-young, a city official.

‘The metropolitan government is also planning to hand out the collected gingko nuts or donate them to senior citizens at community halls and welfare centers in Seoul.’”

The Seoul government is also spending thousands of dollars to replace the stinky female trees with fruit-less male counterparts.


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