I have been taking down a tree from our back yard that I have always called
"weed tree". We planted a maple tree in out back yard about 22 years ago
but our Great Dane favored chewing the small limbs off. I put some posts
around the tree and wrapped chicken wire around it to protect it from the
The tree died and up came this "weed tree". The tree got web worms often
was not harmed by them. It shed leaves at any sign of dryness and branches
fell off often. Damn ugly if you ask me. Anyway a friend identified the
and upon closer inspection it was indeed a fruit tree. Still ugly, I
decided to cut the limbs off and let the trunk set for a while before
it down. A little research indicated that the tree is in the Osage Orange
I cut a small chunk off and did some resawing on my Laguna BS and was
pleasantly surprised to find that the wood is quite yellow in color with
occasional brown streaks. I felt it would be a good wood to use with
I posted a picture on A.B.P.W.
With out looking at the file name can you guess what the yellow wood is?