From the NY Post:
Please stop planting trees that make our sidewalks smell like puke.
That's the plaintive cry from city residents about ginkgo trees that have fruit so foul it can make you gag.
About 200 of the offending arbors were put in sidewalk strips this spring as part of Mayor Bloomberg's Million Trees campaign.
They provide lots of shade -- and plenty of putrid and mildly poisonous berries that outraged homeowners are picking off their cars and stoops.
Assemblyman William Colton of Gravesend has asked officials to stop planting ginkgos.
"They are only supposed to put in the male tree -- it doesn't produce the berries -- but they've been putting in females, which is driving everybody nuts," said a Colton rep.