"Maclura pomifera" There are some of these trees where I live in the Azores, in the island of Saint George.

Lots of these near the banks of the Little Patuxent River. also called horse apple, and bois de'arc. DOES NOT ROT, fence posts will last longer then the hole

Building a Living Fence - wonder what Aussie plant I could use to do this for my front fence ...

Building a Living Fence

Major living fence applications in the United States have utilized Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera), also called hedge apple or horse apple. For an incredibly tough, enduring windbreak that’s …

Bodark (also known as osage-orange or hedge-apple tree); the fruit repels insects as effectively as harmful pesticides!

Maclura pomifera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia osage orange tree. possible bug defense?

Building a Living Fence

Living Fences: How-To, Advantages, and Tips - Modern Homesteading

Build a living fence — use berry canes such as raspberries for a fence that produces food.

Una siepe impenetrabile con la Maclura pomifera

Una siepe impenetrabile con la Maclura pomifera

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.

The fruit has a pleasant and mild odor, but is inedible for the most part. Although it is not strongly poisonous, eating it may cause vomiting. However, the seeds of the fruit are edible.

Oranger des Osages, Maclura pomifera

Oranger des Osages, Maclura pomifera

Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)

Osage Orange (Maclura pomifera)

Before barbed wire was invented in the 1880s, Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera) were commonly used as fencing. Also known as hedge apple or prairie hedge, Osage reaches 35 to 60 feet tall with an ...

How to Make an Osage Fence

Before barbed wire was invented in the Osage orange trees (Maclura pomifera) were commonly used as fencing. Also known as hedge apple or prairie hedge, Osage reaches 35 to 60 feet tall with an .

Building a Living Fence - multi-functional, sustainable, profitable, an all around great idea for small farms!

Living Fences: How-To, Advantages, and Tips - Modern Homesteading

Building a Living Fence: 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.

Place Osage Oranges (aka horse-apple or hedge-apple) under beds and in pantry to repel spiders and insects.   Scientific studies have found that extracts of Osage orange repel several insect species, in some studies just as well as the widely-used synthetic insecticide DEET.

Scientific Name: Maclura pomifera Common Name(s): Bodark, Horse apple, osage orange Edible: no Medicinal: yes Parts Used: stem, fruit

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