A Remarkable Osage-orange

Tree Information
Common Name: Osage-orange
Scientific name: Maclura pomifera
Category: Historic tree
Notes: Once useful and imported from the midwest to provide gentlemen with cut-and-laid fencing. These stately giants are notable for ornamenting and guarding this 18th and 19th and 20th century house, built among rich planters by Pennsylvania Dutch family farmers. In the mid-19th century, this house was a station on the underground railroad! Near Greenway Court, seat of Lord Farifax, employer of George Washington as surveyor.
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Nominator: Mattthew Mackay-Smith
Location of Tree
County/City: Clarke
Name of tree owner: Matthew and Wingate Madkay-Smith
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