Osage Orange
Profiles.....

This is an Osage Orange tree.
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From several points of view the Osage Orange is a tree
of extraordinary interest.The historian will tell you that
long before the settlement of America by the whites,the
Indians used the wood for war-clubs and bows, a custom
that gave rise to one of its common names "Bow-
Wood"and that its other common name is due to the fact
that it was introduced into cultivation among the earliest
settlers in St.Louis by specimens procured from the Osage
Indians.Also during the developement of the great prairie
region beyond the Mississippi the species served an
important purpose as a hedge plant,thousands of farmers
utilizing it for fencing their fields.The new growth hedge
was interwoven to make a tight fence.
Although the introduction of barbed wire greatly
reduced the importance of these hedge fences.These
remaining Hedge Rows now are an excellent source for
Hedge Posts.
Osage Orange is of interest from root to fruit.The bark
of the roots is of a bright orange color and furnishes a
yellow dye;the ridged and scaly bark of the trunk furnishes
tannin for making leather;the branches have attractive
leaves with thorns at their bases;the pollen-bearing and
seed-bearing flowers are borne upon seperate trees.
These round heads mature into one of the strangest
fruits known to science:the so-called "Hedgeapple" is a
greenish compound fruit made up of a large number of
seed-bearing fruits grown together on their edges.
The Osage Orange can be propagated very easily and
makes good hedges and also a bushy tree that when loaded
with fruit attracts much attention.The wood is also
relatively immune from insect and fungis attack.
The Osage Orange has been recorded to heights of over
60 feet and trunk diameters of 4 to 7 feet.
Texas,Oklahoma,and Arkansas are its sites of original
growth...........



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INDEX
Building the Osage Bow | Osage Orange Profiles | Osage Orange Staves and Billets | Osage Bows that are for Sale |
Osage Orange History
| More Osage Bow Pictures | Roughing out The Osage Bow | Bow Staves | Osage Orange and
Bugs
| James Easter Bowyer | Des Moines River | Osage Staves 2002 | Osage Walking Sticks | Draw Knives | Osage
Orange Notes
| Archery Books
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