Kin Domain Hedge
Osage-orange (Maclura pomifera) Hedge apple, bois-d'arc is a new discovery for me. I was out walking with my two year old nephew and discovered these along a wooded path. At first I thought someone had thrown out old tennis balls but headed off the path to explore. Beneath the leaves there were many of these lovely citrus smelling fruits. Naturally, I set out to research the new species--new to me that is! If you follow the above link, you can read all about the tree's history and uses. The University of Nebraska Extension made an insecticide which worked. I wonder if there will be future natural insecticide products on the market with this ingredient. Given enough space and diligent pruning, I do believe these would make an effective Kin Domain hedge.