The favorite Osage orange of Maeve Draper and Ryan McDuffie in September 2015

Name(s)

>Maeve Draper, Ryan McDuffie

Tree species 

>Osage orange

Location

 >Behind William T. Young Library on UK's campus.

Narrative

This Osage orange tree is important to both us and the UK community in general for a few reasons. Its distinctive appearance sets it apart as an enjoyable and curious sight for those walking by or spending time at the library. It is also an unusually large Osage orange tree and so provides valuable shade in the green space behind the library, which is a common meeting and recreation area. In fact the tree basically constitutes a meeting place unto itself; with its large canopy and low hanging branches it can be a peaceful, secluded space for friends. And it has the added benefit of being extremely distinctive, with its interestingly shaped trunk, so there is no confusion when your friends say, "Let's meet by that funky tree." It is definitely unique and one of our favorites throughout campus.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

=7829

Energy conservation (kWh)

=171

CO2 reduction (pounds)

=145

Overall annual benefits ($)

=72

 

Photography

  1. The favorite Osage orange of Maeve Draper and Ryan McDuffie in September 2015