The Osage Orange Tree: Useful and Historically Significant

The Osage orange tree, once a favorite of American settlers, deserves a look from modern-day homesteaders.



Osage Orange Fruit
Though the Osage orange tree is incredibly useful for fencing, its fruit is inedible and can irritate the skin.
PHOTO: FOTOLIA/SERHIY SHULLYE
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A fence made with Osage orange is basically a "fence that builds itself"!
DAVE WAYMAN

















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