You see that pretty tree there to the left? Yeah, that's a Bradford Pear tree. At my school we have two of them planted in the lower courtyard, and they look very pretty, but I wish my school would just get rid of them.
Because they smell. And not in a nice way.
Have you ever been to a fish market? Or perhaps had a batch of uncooked shrimp go bad in your fridge? Because that's what this tree smells like as soon as it blooms in the spring: rotting shrimp.
Other people online described it more colorfully, but yeah...
As we were taking club pictures today the stench being emitted from these Asian ornamental trees was quite unpleasant, and led to many angry conversations about the idiocy of these plants, that have been referred to as invasive towards native plant species. UGH. Smelly trees FTL.