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Q.Bad Smell In Backyard

Zone 77598 | Anonymous added on February 24, 2023 | Answered

I have been noticing an awful odor coming from my backyard, near the fence next to my neighbor and a big tree. I don’t know what’s causing it or how to stop it. It doesn’t seem to smell like a dead body or sewage; I can’t identify the smell but it’s getting worse. I’ve lived her 30 years and never experienced this before.

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Answered on February 27, 2023

You need to go out there and investigate closely if you haven't already. Examine the tree and its base for any type of fungal growths. Sometimes those can have an odor. If it's not a dead animal or a broken water or sewage pipe, it could be a compost heap if a neighbor has one. Here is more:





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