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People in Melbourne are complaining it's that time of year again when the 'c*m trees' bloom

Rachel Lang

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People in Melbourne are complaining it's that time of year again when the 'c*m trees' bloom

It's that time of year again for people in a specific part of Australia where the plants affectionately known as 'c*m trees' start to blossom.

The ornamental pear tree are blooming again in Victoria for spring.

The trees are currently wreaking havoc in Melbourne, with Aussies taking to social media to complain about the... unique stench that the tree's blossoms emit.

Melbourne man Louis Phillips took to TikTok to document his struggle with the stinky plant.

"If you're from Melbourne then you know we've got a huge issue at the moment," he said in the now-viral clip.

"It's these trees that smell like c*m, otherwise known as the ornamental pear. They're ruining our [collective] day."

He added: "I can't even go for a run without wanting to throw up."

In the short video, the poor lad couldn't even smell one of the delicate and pretty white flowers without triggering his gag reflex.

To be fair, that's not an uncommon occurrence when semen is present in other scenarios (or so we hear).

"Some bright spark even put one in my backyard - this needs to stop," he added in the 16 second video which has now been viewed more than 2.6 million times.

Well, Louis, we have bad news.

The sperm-smelling trees will continue to bloom throughout spring... so get used to the scent of semen in the air.

Louis isn't the only one who has noticed the pungent scent emitted from the rather pretty pear trees.

One person commented: "My mum likes the look of them and now we have like eight trees in our backyard."

Another person reported a similar issue that has made things rather awkward with the relatives: "My mother-in-law got us one for our front yard. I can't get rid of it now. Nor can I explain why I don't like it."

A tree lopper also piped up, and after this comment we reckon he deserves a minute of silence: "If you think they ruin your day try being an arborist and trimming 30 of them a day."

RIP to that guy.

But, for the rest of us, we only need to heed the advice of iconic Australian MP Bob Katter, who summed it up best when speaking about gay marriage: "Let a thousand blossoms bloom."

And hey - at least the sperm trees aren't killing people at the same rate as crocodiles.

Or at all, really. So suck it up, Melbourne. Literally.

Featured Image Credit: louisphillips12/TikTok

Topics: Australia, News, Weird

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