Champion Bois d'Arc: Bois d'Arc Anthem
Published September 21, 1994 By THE COMMERCE JOURNAL
The Bois d'Arc Anthem
Osage Orange tree,
you're a Bois d'Arc to me;
Yellow Wood, People prized
for the best long bow ever.
By whose hardness we're awed,
(you're a treasure when sawed)
ageless cornerstones and posts,
chairs and so-forth so clever.
Up in Kansas you're Hedge,
miles of grain fields you edge;
"living fence" to this day,
lest the plains blow away...
Osage Orange, you're not gorgeous,
'tho' barb-wire prototype and trash you're called,
you are our and we love you -
thorns, horse apples and all!
Virgil Rage, May 27, 1994
The Commerce Champion Bois d'Arc tree has been trimmed up by Steve Houser, an ISA Certified Arborist, and will be ready for viewing during the Ninth Annual Bois d'Arc Bash. Look inside today's Journal for a special section on what is shaping up the be the biggest Bash ever.