Tree of the Week: Maclura pomifera, Osage Orange
Excerpt from Jess's Maxlist:
Jess's post on the large trees in Elkton, KY . . .
Dale's post on the tree with a big spread at Ryerson Station State Park . . .The osage oranges surrounded one of the older houses located in the central part of town. The 14'7" tree's leaning, gradually tapering trunk encased in deeply furrowed orange reminded me more of an incense cedar than any broadleaf species. The compact crown atop that trunk consisted of many multiply arching branches, a structure seen in shade grown roses, forsythias, and other thinly branched bushes, and to a lesser degree in tuliptrees.
http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... nty_ky.htm
Here's my post on the 18.57' x 51.5' tree I measured at Miami University: http://www.ents-bbs.org/viewtopic.php?f=111&t=5371 I'll get a spread measurement the next time I'm there. Some photos . . .The largest was located on the edge of a field (not part of a fence row) which went to 10.4ft CBH x 72.6ft avg spread x 65.7ft high for 208.7AF Points.
http://www.nativetreesociety.org/fieldt ... e_park.htm
Please reply with these measurement details if you've measured an impressive specimen. Please include photos when possible.
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Don Leopold video . . .