Historically used in unmanaged conditions, limited knowledge exists regarding best management practices for Osage orange
production in an intercropping system with a cash crop.
By 1853, Osage Orange
was well established in Illinois, and Turner demonstrated that "rail or wooden paling or picket fence would cost him $300 a mile and would be gone in 12 years, while the Osage Orange
would cost $25 a mile and at 12 years .
AUTHOR'S NOTES: I used a 61-inch Osage orange
selfbow pulling 52 pounds at 30 inches; a 460-grain, 35-inch river cane arrow; and a stone point I personally knapped from north Georgia flint.
At the University Museum, there is an ancient, gnarled Osage orange
tree that William Faulkner must have walked by on his way to visit his brother John.
Alan quickly designed a prototype take-down handle, New England hickory core flanked by Osage orange
, laminated with primitive hide glue, cut for center shot and including a crowned shelf.
Major living fence applications in the United States have utilized Osage orange
trees (Maclura pomifera), also called hedge apple or horse apple.
Perched 20 feet above a tangled cluster of Osage orange
in a large oak tree, I chomped on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with my bow resting comfortably at my side.
This book profiles 25 botanical specimens collected by the duo, including Osage orange
, snowberry, camas, bearberry, and ponderosa pine.
When I was a child, my dad and some neighbors moved a barn and pulled some Osage orange
stumps with a capstan that was nothing more than a heavy square platform with a cable drum, mounted in a vertical position, around which a cable was wound.
is a deciduous tree that grows in the southern and central United States.
Top it all off with the fact that my farm produces sufficient Osage orange
, hackberry, locust and walnut windfalls to keep my home fire burning--dreams really can come true.
The combination of darkness and fog cut visibility to near zero as I poked my way across a mucky, overgrown field to a willow tree at the edge of an Osage orange