People from around here call this a Horse-apple, Hedge-apple, Osage-orange, Bois-d’Arc, or Bodock tree. The sticky sap in the fruit is said to be a natural insect repellent. The wood was used for bows for arrows, fence posts and wagon wheels and is resistant to rot.

I have been calling this a Tennis-ball Tree.



21 thoughts on “A Tennis Ball Tree

  1. I’ve not seen this one before, which is always a delightful surprise, now I can spend time on wiki reading all about them, thanks πŸ™‚

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