15748 Rocky Fork Road
Rockbridge, Ohio 43149
Phone: 800-344-3456 or 614-833-4196
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Ohio buckeye is found growing on fertile, moist soils of bottomlands and river banks throughout most of Ohio but less commonly in the eastern half of the state. It is also known as the fetid or stinking buckeye because the flowers, bruised bark, and broken twigs give off a disagreeable odor.
The Indians named the fruit of the buckeye tree hetuck, meaning the eye of a buck, which it certainly does resemble. Today the buckeye has the distinction of being the state tree of Ohio.
The fresh seeds of this tree are reported to be poisonous to man but not to squirrels. The Indians powdered the seeds and dumped them into small pools. This would stun the fish and make them rise to the surface, where the Indians quickly collected them. It is also reported that a flour made from the seeds makes an excellent library paste which will repel roaches.
The pioneers favored the wood for cabin building and for making furniture. Early settlers cut long, thin shavings, which were then woven into summer hats. Although buckeye wood is now used extensively for making artificial limbs because it is light, easily worked, and resists splitting, it is of little commercial importance.
Buckeye Cabins - Rockbridge, Ohio