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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2003 11:32 am 
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I borrowed a pic from A&M.
http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/fa01/fa01061.jpg
I couldn't seemto find a photo pf the tree.
However I have seen a few of these trees about to drop fruit along W. Vickery and along Davis Blvd in N richland Hills.
Look for old home sites and areas that had once been disturbed.

I have never heard of this as a roach control but i wish you all great luck!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:05 pm 
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Bois d'arc is also called Osage orange. It has large brain-looking round fruits, bright (chartreuse) green. They have a sticky milky-white juice when you cut into them. The trees do tend to be along fence lines and old roads. But they're in town also. I pass one on Sycamore School Road in Fort Worth, a couple of blocks west of I-35, north side of the street. They fall off of the tree and roll into the curb and Sycamore School is a busy road. So pull onto a side street and walk back if you see they're in season on the ground.

Here's a good look at one:
http://www.caughtintimephotography.com/osage.html

And here's a site that apparently sells them over the internet:
http://www.mcmullans.org/canal/osage_orange.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:14 pm 
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Should have looked a littler farther: here's a site with the tree, the bark (very distinctive), the fruit, all in one place:

http://www.forestry.auburn.edu/samuelso ... orange.htm


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