I am constantly amazed by osage orange. April and I recently built a new fence around the garden in front of the house, and we dug up old osage orange fence posts from derelict fence lines here at Dancing Rabbit. We pulled them out from being buried three feet underground, and reused them for our own fence. These posts seem to be nearly indestructible – osange orange is the most rot-resistant wood native to North America. Fence posts can last something crazy like 60 or more years without deteriorating… unreal! Anyway, this garden gate is made mostly from osage orange, too. It’s kinda funky. I like it.
Osage orange… we love you!