A Bodoc Tree Page     
by Jim Bolner, Sr.
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The Bodoc tree photographs above were taken in November, 2000, in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. 

More Bodoc Tree Photographs by Jim Bolner, Sr.

Bodoc Tree Seedlings - Baton Rouge, LA - May 24, 2015

Bodoc Tree Seedlings - Baton Rouge, LA - June, 2014

Planting the Young Bodoc Tree in Bodoc - Ernest Doing the Work - April 7, 2014

Bodoc Tree Seedlings (?) - Baton Rouge, LA - March, 2014

Bodoc Tree Seedling - Baton Rouge, LA - May, 2013

Bodoc Tree on the LSU Campus - December 21, 2012

Bodoc Trees on the LSU Campus - January 17, 2011

Bodoc Trees on the LSU Campus - November 26, 2005

Bodoc Trees on the LSU Campus - July 15, 2004

Bodoc Tree Photographs - January 5, 2001

Bodoc Tree Fruit - June, 2002  

Some Bodoc Tree Links

Maclura Pomifera - from Wikipedia

The Enduring Osge Orange - Missouru Department of Conservation

Osage Orange History

Roughing Out the Osage Bow

Lewis and Clark and the Bodoc Tree

More Osage Bow Pictures - Including an Account of the Use of the Bodoc Tree
for Erecting Hedges

The Amazing Hedgeapple Controls Insects

Osage Orange Profiles 

"The Poor Man's Fence" - A History of the Osage Orange Tree 

Maclura pomifera [Triple Oaks Nursery and Herb Garden]

Catnip and Osage Orange Components Found to Repel German Cockroaches [Iowa State University]

Osage Orange [Great Plains Nature Center]

A_Species Page (Osage-orange - (Maclura pomifera)) [U.S. Forest Service]

Louisiana Naturalist (Article on Propagating Osage Orange)

Martha Stewart on Osage Orange

 Reputed Uses of Osage Orange 

 This website gives lots of details, but I fear that it's for places where there are regular freezes. 


Magnificent Macalura - Past and Present

Hedge Apple Season is Upon Us - University of Illinois Agricultuarl Extension

Osage Orange Recipe

Many Uses of Osage Orange

New National Champion Osage Orange - (2011)

Osage Orange at Patrick Henry's Estate, Red Hill, VA

Osage Orange on WolframAlpha

 This website reports various people's experiences in propagating the trees.  It appears that the
"furrow" method is the best; soak the Bodoc balls in water and then
separate the seeds as best
you can and plant them in a "furrow."  They will apparently yield seedlings.


Here's a helpful article which appeared in
The Morning Advocate.

Bodoc Tree - University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Martha Stewart's Osage Orange Webpage




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