I"d agree that you need to think long and hard about planting osage orange (everybody calls it "hedge" around here). A lot of hedgerows are getting dozed out because they kind of take over and consume a lot of farm ground around the field. Also, they suck moisture from a surprisingly large area; in drier years the eight or ten rows against the hedge are basically non-existent.
That said, it is great to have a lot of hedge around for firewood. I have never seen any kind of wood that burns hotter or longer.