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Old 06-11-2012, 06:34 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by surly357 View Post

What the heck are these things called??!! The trail is littered with them in the late summer and fall...

Hedge apples is one of the common names. It is the fruit of the Osage Orange tree. The wood is very yellow in color. Osage Indians used the wood for bows. Later they were planted along fence lines, hence the hedge apple name. They were used as fence posts and would sometimes the limbs used as post would start to grow. Which is probably why there are so many along fences.

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