Yesterday's Tractor Co. Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Using Your Tractor & Crop Talk

Discussion Board - Re: Osage orange

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Erik Ks farmer

02-13-2013 11:05:04

Report to Moderator

Here is my humble opinion.....DON'T DO IT! I have spent half of my life battling hedge, honey locus, and cedars. Once you get them established they are next to impossible to get rid of. If you want a fence, build a fence. These trees will produce a sort of natural barrier but it takes 15-20 years and intense maintenance to get the sort of result you desire. The old timers called it "chopping hedge", never seen it done, but the somehow chopped the trees in a manner to cause them to grow straight up and form a dense hedge from tree to tree. This has been abandoned around here and the result is a tangled, stickery mess.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]

02-13-2013 16:15:08

Report to Moderator
 Re: Osage orange in reply to Erik Ks farmer, 02-13-2013 11:05:04  
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.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2018 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters