Penis-shaped tree in Tempe taken down

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Property owner asked to take down tree that looked like a penis. By Alicia Barron Property owner asked to take down tree that looked like a penis. By Alicia Barron

TEMPE, Ariz. -- A penis-shaped tree in the backyard of a Tempe home has now been taken down.  The man who owns the property says his friends played a prank on him by carving the tree into the shape of a penis. 

Some of the man's neighbors reportedly filed complaints with the City of Tempe after the tree began attracting the attention of curious onlookers.  Local tourists have recently been clogging the normally quiet streets of this suburban neighborhood near Baseline Road and the Loop 101 freeway.  City officials contacted the homeowner who agreed to remove the tree. 

UPDATE:  After cutting down the tree, the homeowner has decided to put it up for auciton on eBay.  View eBay auction.