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Old 09-07-2018, 03:09 PM
 
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Eww, I didn't proof-read my above ^^^.

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Old 09-10-2018, 10:51 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, 12:13 PM
 
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, 08:33 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, 05:53 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, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Connecticut is my adopted home.
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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, 10:42 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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Old 09-28-2018, 10:09 AM
 
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Why would you want to deter spiders living in a tree?

Spider webs are everywhere and the leaves seem glued together and got brown quickly.
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:12 AM
 
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They grow fairly quickly too...right?


We used to have one in front of our bedroom window growing up. ALMOST seemed like the plant was there over night.


My dad decided that maybe it was a good idea to have a big thorny bush in front of the girls' (siblings and myself) bedroom window. LOL
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:39 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Spider webs are everywhere and the leaves seem glued together and got brown quickly.
That sounds more like tent caterpillars than spiders.
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