Just say “The Tree” and everyone in the neighborhood knows where you are talking about. There just aren’t a lot of them around here.
What really intrigues me about this one is the fact that it’s an Osage Orange. Even more rare in this country. I have no idea who planted it. I don’t know their story, but I can relate to someone on the prairie, in the cool evening, planting a tree and thinking how nice it will be to have the shade and the windbreak.
Its not hard at all for me to imagine the farmer working in the sun all day.
The fun thing is that there are actually two trees. Something most people don’t know.