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Building a Living Fence

Living Fences - Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera), also called hedge apple or horse apple. For an incredibly tough, enduring windbreak that’s a major player in a local ecology, probably nothing surpasses Osage orange.


Hedge-apple, osage-orange etc. Maclura pomifera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Natural Spider Repellent!!! Historically fruit was placed inconspicuously around the home to repel insects. Also the Osage Nation & Comanches used the wood for their bows because it's strong, flexible & durable.


Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera) (Bow Wood, Hedgeapple, Orange, Osage) Family: Moraceae,Hardy zone 5

Maclura pomifera, Osage orange. Native to n america. The sharp-thorned trees were also planted as cattle-deterring hedges before the introduction of barbed wire and afterward became an important source of fence posts. In 2001, its wood was used in the construction in Chestertown, Maryland of the Schooner Sultana, a replica of the HMS Sultana (1768).[20] The heavy, close-grained yellow-orange wood is very dense and is prized for tool handles, treenails, fence posts, and other applications…


How to Grow Osage Orange Trees From Seed

Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera) trees are Texas natives, named for the Osage Indians who used its wood to make hunting bows and war clubs. Texas settlers used the thorny trees as natural livestock fences. Over time the tree spread throughout the United States and can now be found in all but the coldest climates. The (largely inedible) fruit of the...

Maclura pomifera (Maklora - Yalancı Portakal ağacı) -