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Old 09-07-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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Eww, I didn't proof-read my above ^^^.

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Old 09-10-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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We have a lot of spiders on other tree in the backyard, can I collect these fruits (from our neighbor) and hang it on that tree to deter the spiders?
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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We have a lot of spiders on other tree in the backyard, can I collect these fruits (from our neighbor) and hang it on that tree to deter the spiders?
I’m sure you can. But if you’re asking whether it would work, I dunno.

But before you try to get rid of the spiders, you might ask yourself what they’re eating in that tree.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:33 AM
 
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We have a lot of spiders on other tree in the backyard, can I collect these fruits (from our neighbor) and hang it on that tree to deter the spiders?
Why would you want to deter spiders living in a tree?
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:53 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Oh my, hedge apples, I haven’t seen those in years! As s kid we had neighborhood fights with the fruit taken from a long row of them that grew along a farmer’s field. When hit by a not ripe one, it felt like a bowling ball. When ripe, you got slimed by them, what a mess.

I love Osage orange wood, it has a beautiful striping and warm color and it comes with fond memories.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:53 PM
 
Location: One foot in CT one in KS
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Squirrels eat the seeds out of Hedge Apples. Some birds do as well, especially if they get crushed first. The trees are thorny and come in a male and female version. We have all males in the yard, females across the street. Osage Orange has the highest BTU rating and burns long and hot in a wood stove. Our handyman made a mallet out of hedge wood from our property. It's a beauty.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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The wood of the tree is well regarded in some areas for some types of uses. So much so, I don't tell anyone where I see osage oranges.

The fruit does make a nice decoration.
Isn't the wood called ironwood because of its durability and hardness?
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