The goal of the LEAF Network is to connect people with the benefits of edible trees, and to connect edible trees with the stewardship of people. We use the term edible trees to describe native and nonnative trees that produce fruits, nuts, seeds and pods that suit human tastes.
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Edible Tree Guide
The LEAF Network’s publication, Growing Edible Arizona Forests, An Illustrated Guide, helps you LEARN, CHOOSE, PLANT, CARE for, and HARVEST edible trees. You can download a PDF of the entire Guide or go to the LEARN, CHOOSE, PLANT, CARE and HARVEST tabs above to find more detailed explanations, photos, illustrations, and resources on each topic and download PDFs of individual sections.
Edible Tree Directory
The Arizona Edible Tree Directory lists 55 edible trees that grow in Arizona. Go to the Directory to see information about edible trees that grow well in your area of Arizona. Learn about their water needs, the size they grow to, harvest seasons, and much more. You will also find information about 35 species of edible plants that grow under these trees (called understory plants) at the Directory.
Website Navigation Map
Detailed information is provided about edible-tree related topics in over 50 pages and 100 pdfs at this website. Use the Navigation Map to see where specific topics are located, then use the tabs above to quickly navigate to these topics.
CAUTION: Never eat anything that is not properly identified. It is your responsibility to ensure that all fruits, nuts, seeds, pods and other edible products of trees and shrubs are correctly identified and safe to eat before eating them or serving them to others.
LEAF is under the fiduciary stewardship of the Arizona Community Tree Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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