Hi Tim, where I was brought up this wood was commonly used as fences for cattle, in the old days. I don't mean the wood but the trees themselves. When planted close together they would make a large hedge that would keep livestock in. If planted alone the trees can become quite large and make decent lumber. On the left side of that Google images page scroll way down and you will see a trailer load of rough cut lumber with the caption "Re: what to do with 30" dbh osage orange/bodark tree? ". DBH means 'diameter breast height' or the chest height diameter of the tree. You won't see the caption until you click on the image. Click on it, then click on 'go to webpage', I think the log was actually 40". Some of the fence post my father and I put in over 55 years ago are still there, now that's some tough wood!!!
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Last edited by Willway; 04-11-2013 at 12:40 PM.