Minggu, 24 Juli 2011

Osage Orange [Maclura pomifera]--delightful tree

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF FORESTS The Osage Orange is a most interesting tree providing a worthless fruit in the fall often called "hedge apples" but the timber from the tree has worthy properties and earned a place in part of the history of the North American Plains Indians and settlers..."The heavy, close-grained yellow-orange wood is very dense and is prized for tool handles, treenails, fence

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