The LEAF Network is a community-based organization with the mission to Link people with the benefits of edible trees and support edible trees with people’s stewardship.
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 the PDF of the entire Guide or go to sections of the Guide at this website. This website offers explanations, photos, illustrations, and resources to help you get started enjoying edible trees. At the top of each Guide section is a link that allows you to print that section.
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, their 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.
Detailed information is provided about edible-tree related topics on over 50 pages and over 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.
LEAF is under the fiduciary stewardship of the Arizona Community Tree Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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