One of the most useful trees that grows on our place is the Osage orange
(Maclura pomifera), which here in Kansas is generally called "hedge" or "hedge apple.
The smoker door has a handle made from Osage orange
wood and a solid brass crescent moon salvaged from an antique door.
Attendees of a recent Champion Tree measuring workshop gathered under the Champion Osage orange
Vaughn, in one of many readable tangents, reveals that the best hedgerow plant for the Plains wasn't a hawthorn but rather the native Osage orange
, a thorny tree that rarely rots and is immune to termites.
Some of the best low pollen trees are the females of dioecious species such as ash, poplar, willow, cedar, juniper, cottonwood, mulberry, Osage orange
, yew, box elder, fringe tree, holly, pepper tree, smoke tree, coffee tree, sassafras, and red maple.
He grew up on a farm, and after he finished his morning chores he would race off to the pasture and sling arrows at hedge apples hanging from an Osage orange
I collect lots of different things, like Osage orange
, pecans and walnuts, onions and pomegranates,'' said Maura Ambrose, who makes hand-stitched quilts of naturally dyed fabrics in her Folk Fibers studio in Austin, Texas.
We made many Comanche style props for the other Indian characters who were in the movie, including several shields, a strike-a-light bag, a partially beaded "dispatch" case, an Osage orange
"authority stick" (which looked like a quirt on steroids), a mountain lion quiver and bowcase (easily the most expensive single item they purchased), a plain quiver and bowcase, a feather fan; Bill had to recreate an "eagle wing" out of painted turkey feathers, a hand drum, a couple of brass bead and trade bead necklaces, a doll, several fleshing tools, many single painted feathers, and lots and lots of arrows
Believed to have been grafted by the Cayugas as a territorial marker, the Double-Trunked Maple near Hamilton, Ontario, is another fine specimen, as is the Osage Orange
Tree Hedgerow in the Town of Caledon, north of Toronto.
Instead, on one lot, there now stands a large elevated mulch bed that contains rows of saplings that will eventually grow into Kentucky Coffee, Osage Orange
, Ohio Buckeye and Chinquapin Chestnut trees.
Martin mounted the pen sets on the wood of Maclura pomifera, known as Osage orange
trees were abundant in the area, and what some folks referred to as "hedge apples" (fruit from the trees), littered the ground and always provided a tasty winter treat at this time of year.