Monday, June 3, 2013

Osage Orange (Maclura Pomifera)

Status: Secure and available.

Other Common Names: Hedge Apple, Bois D'Arc, Bodark, Horse Apple

Native to Southern and Central United States, these members of the Moraceae family (Maclura) can grow to 60 feet in height and 2 feet in diameter. .

Color is often bright yellow when fresh cut darkening to brown over time.

Medium texture with many pores, machines well and turns well.  Specific Gravity: .76-.86. Avg. Dry Weight:  54 pounds per cubic foot.

Used to make: Fence Posts, Archery Bows, Musical Instruments, Turnings.

Osage Orange (Maclura Pomifera)

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