Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2017, 02:02 PM   #1
TXHunter12
Ten Point
 
TXHunter12's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Spring, TX
Default What kind of tree is this ?

I have several of these and canít figure out what type they are?

They look like some type of fruit tree.

They have thorns on them.

Thanks
Attached Images
  
TXHunter12 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 02:13 PM   #2
lovemylegacy
Pope & Young
 
lovemylegacy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mauriceville
Hunt In: SETx,La,Il,Ks,Mo
Default

Pear, peach maybe plum....reminds me of a false pear tree
lovemylegacy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 02:14 PM   #3
TXJIM
Ten Point
 
TXJIM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Gillespie County
Default

Looks like citrus, orange or maybe lime.
TXJIM is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 02:21 PM   #4
White Falcon
Pope & Young
 
White Falcon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Holly Lake Ranch
Hunt In: East Tx. and Anywhere I can!
Default

Honey Locus?
White Falcon is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 02:40 PM   #5
TXHunter12
Ten Point
 
TXHunter12's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Spring, TX
Default

I have one wild Texas plum and it’s different than that one. Maybe there are different types. Thanks for all the input.
TXHunter12 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 03:35 PM   #6
Etxnoodler
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Default

Bradford pear
Etxnoodler is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 03:38 PM   #7
TXDraht
Spike
 
TXDraht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Lampasas, TX
Hunt In: Crockett/Schleicher County
Default

Texas madrone
TXDraht is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 03:42 PM   #8
Hawkpuppy 1
Ten Point
 
Hawkpuppy 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kerrville
Hunt In: Texas
Default

Absolutely not a madrone
Hawkpuppy 1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 03:50 PM   #9
Iceman89
Eight Point
 
Iceman89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Wimberley
Hunt In: Mason/Gaines county
Default

Tickle-tongue
Iceman89 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 04:13 PM   #10
Low Fence
Pope & Young
 
Low Fence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Quitman, Tx.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iceman89 View Post
Tickle-tongue
Definitely not this
Low Fence is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 04:16 PM   #11
BrandonH
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pearland
Default

Looks like some type of citrus tree, but not sure what kind.
BrandonH is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 04:35 PM   #12
Low Fence
Pope & Young
 
Low Fence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Quitman, Tx.
Default

Possible bois d' arc???
Low Fence is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 04:48 PM   #13
TXHunter12
Ten Point
 
TXHunter12's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Spring, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrandonH View Post
Looks like some type of citrus tree, but not sure what kind.
They are on some new property. I was mowing saplings over when I started seeing a few of these. Most are along a dry creek area in an old hay field. I just went and looked again there are probably 20 plus all about that size. South Montgomery County area.

I thought they may be some sort of fruit tree so I didnít mow them over.

I had someone look at them that seems to know the area and trees and they didnít know. Iíve searched the Internet through images a lot and canít seem to find anything.
TXHunter12 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 04:49 PM   #14
MadHatter
Ten Point
 
MadHatter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Default

I'm going with Locust as well.
MadHatter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 05:00 PM   #15
RifleBowPistol
Six Point
 
RifleBowPistol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Comal Co.
Hunt In: South Tx, Hill Country, Panhandle
Default

Osage Orange or hedge apple tree. There are some were we used to live. They produce a large light yellow green fruit, that coons like. Those thorns are well hidden, they don't looke like they have thorns from 15 ft. away. But try walking under one with low hanging limbs, you will find the thorns quickly.
RifleBowPistol is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 06:50 PM   #16
Duke1227
Four Point
 
Duke1227's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Chandler, Tx.
Hunt In: Blanket Tx.
Default

Bradford pear, fruitless
Duke1227 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 07:47 PM   #17
BTLowry
Pope & Young
 
BTLowry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lindale
Hunt In: Behind the house and public in Texas; Kansas Unit 5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by low fence View Post
possible bois d' arc???
Quote:
Originally Posted by riflebowpistol View Post
osage orange or hedge apple tree. There are some were we used to live. They produce a large light yellow green fruit, that coons like. Those thorns are well hidden, they don't looke like they have thorns from 15 ft. Away. But try walking under one with low hanging limbs, you will find the thorns quickly.
^^^^this^^^^^
BTLowry is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 07:59 PM   #18
Coon
Ten Point
 
Coon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Hunt In: SHNF
Default

I say wild lemon tree. They have some really big thorns and dark leaves like the pic.
Coon is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 08:11 PM   #19
Iceman89
Eight Point
 
Iceman89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Wimberley
Hunt In: Mason/Gaines county
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Low Fence View Post
Definitely not this
Haha! So sure itís not tickle-tongue, then suggest Bois De Arc? Iíll trll you this....definitely not Bois De Arc.
Iceman89 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 08:13 PM   #20
RifleBowPistol
Six Point
 
RifleBowPistol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Comal Co.
Hunt In: South Tx, Hill Country, Panhandle
Default

Bois De Arc, Osage Orange and Hedge Apple are all the same tree.
RifleBowPistol is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 08:26 PM   #21
ThePecosBilly
Four Point
 
ThePecosBilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas
Hunt In: West Texas and Backcountry
Default

That looks like a Water Locust. It's a smaller version of a Honey Locust. Look at
one of the mature trees and see if the bark is brown to gray with a scaly look. I don't think they serve any benefit to wildlife except maybe nesting for smaller birds.
ThePecosBilly is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 09:12 PM   #22
jstanton
Eight Point
 
jstanton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Chandler, TX
Hunt In: Henderson County
Default

It's not a locust, our species of locust tress have compound leaves.

It is also not Hercules club (tickle tongue), leaves are wrong.

Trifoliate Orange has large thorns but again the leave are wrong.

With that said it is most likely Osage Orange. As others have stated other names for this tree are Bois D'arc, Horse Apple, Crab Apple or Hedge Apple.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
jstanton is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 10:55 PM   #23
ThePecosBilly
Four Point
 
ThePecosBilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Texas
Hunt In: West Texas and Backcountry
Default

Your right it has to be compound to be a Locust.
ThePecosBilly is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 11:10 PM   #24
Baygall
Eight Point
 
Baygall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Silsbee
Hunt In: Utopia, San Augustine co, Hardin co
Default

I have some of these. Ornamental pear or a variation of it.
Baygall is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-12-2017, 11:58 PM   #25
jjaimes
Ten Point
 
jjaimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Beaumont,TX
Hunt In: East Texas
Default

Looks like a Bradford Pear or Cleaveland pear but those dont have thorns on them.
jjaimes is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 02:27 AM   #26
lovemylegacy
Pope & Young
 
lovemylegacy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mauriceville
Hunt In: SETx,La,Il,Ks,Mo
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrandonH View Post
Looks like some type of citrus tree, but not sure what kind.
I thought about an Osage Orange
lovemylegacy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 02:28 AM   #27
lovemylegacy
Pope & Young
 
lovemylegacy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mauriceville
Hunt In: SETx,La,Il,Ks,Mo
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RifleBowPistol View Post
Bois De Arc, Osage Orange and Hedge Apple are all the same tree.
I didnt know this
lovemylegacy is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 07:24 AM   #28
D12
Ten Point
 
D12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Krugerville, TX
Default

A bush
D12 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 07:47 AM   #29
Martin
Ten Point
 
Martin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Collin County
Hunt In: Grayson County and Oklahoma.
Default

Horse Apple.
Martin is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 08:37 AM   #30
TXHunter12
Ten Point
 
TXHunter12's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Spring, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RifleBowPistol View Post
Bois De Arc, Osage Orange and Hedge Apple are all the same tree.
If this is what type of tree it is how large does it have to get before it starts to produce anything and what time of the year?
TXHunter12 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 08:51 AM   #31
Low Fence
Pope & Young
 
Low Fence's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Quitman, Tx.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TXHunter12 View Post
If this is what type of tree it is how large does it have to get before it starts to produce anything and what time of the year?
Some trees are male some female...so I've heard. Some make "apples", some never do. The "fruit" is really useless other than a squirrel now and then and maybe a coon or possum.

But in the late spring through summer the deer in my area browse them hard! They are under them almost daily
Low Fence is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 08:58 AM   #32
kurt68
Ten Point
 
kurt68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Hunt In: Montgomery Co. and Rocksprings and "H"
Default

Only female horse apple trees produce fruit.
kurt68 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 09:01 AM   #33
sticks
Six Point
 
sticks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: midlothian, tx
Hunt In: brownwood/may tx
Default

There is an app for that
sticks is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 09:04 AM   #34
brown dogs
Four Point
 
brown dogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Madison, Ms
Default

mock orange?
brown dogs is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 09:19 AM   #35
huntresss
Ten Point
 
huntresss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Stonewall, OK via Denton, TX
Hunt In: Pontotoc, OK
Default

It's a wild Bradford pear tree. We have had several show up in our pastures over the last five years or so. Bois d'ars has a smoother, more glossy looking leave. The wild Bradford pear produces thorns. Here's some info I found while trying to identify the ones on our property:
https://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2011/03/stop-spread
huntresss is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 10:06 AM   #36
TXHunter12
Ten Point
 
TXHunter12's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Spring, TX
Default

Well it appears there is not much benefit if it’s a crabapple or wild pear.
I guess I need to make sure what it is. If no benefit since it’s in primarily a cow pasture I’ll just mow them over. I was sure hopeful they were something good.

Last edited by TXHunter12; 11-13-2017 at 10:53 AM..
TXHunter12 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-13-2017, 10:21 PM   #37
hoghunter1951
Nubbin' Buck
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TXHunter12 View Post
Well it appears there is not much benefit if itís a crabapple or wild pear.
I guess I need to make sure what it is. If no benefit since itís in primarily a cow pasture Iíll just mow them over. I was sure hopeful they were something good.
My suggestion is to call your local county extension agent and request he meet you at your property to identify what you do not know. Let him know what your plans are for the property, ie. deer hunting, and he will guide you accordingly. He will also make suggestions for the questions you will not have thought of yet. They are typically a under utilized asset to property owners/managers, ranchers and farmers.
Let us know what he says.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
hoghunter1951 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com