IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Say goodbye to the smelly trees.
The University of Iowa is removing four Ginkgo trees that have caused an offensive stench every fall at the center of campus.
The university said the trees' malodorous and messy fruit was a consideration, but not the principle factor, in the decision.
Bob Brooks, a campus architect, said trees already were removed as part of a major utility project that began last summer. The other two will be removed this spring because of other maintenance concerns, he said.