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Re: garden trivia


We have them all over the place here, where they are called "Bodarks." They also make excellent fences.
zem
----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2005 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] garden trivia


They are a cockroach deterrent only if one happens to fall directly
on said insect! (Could also act as a human deterrent...) The wood is
virtually indestructible and when burned, produces more heat than any
other NA wood.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Oct 20, 2005, at 2:11 PM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

   Maclura pomifera, or Osage oranges were named after the Osage
Indians of
Arkansas and Missouri, and brought East by the Lewis and Clark
expedition.
French explorers named the tree bois dbarc, or bbow wood,b which
was
corrupted to bBodark,b a name given to some towns in the Midwest,
where
the fruits
are sometimes called bBodark apples.b    The fruits, which look
remarkably
like
brains, are an effective cockroach deterrant.
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