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.
HOW TO USE THE EDIBLE TREE GUIDE AT THIS WEBSITE
The LEAF Network’s Growing Edible Arizona Forests, An Illustrated Guide, helps you LEARN, CHOOSE, PLANT, CARE for, and HARVEST edible trees. We use the term edible trees to describe trees that produce fruits, nuts, seeds and pods that suit human tastes. Trees in people’s yards, communities, orchards and open spaces create Arizona’s Edible Forests.
You can download the entire Edible Tree Guide or go to sections of the Guide at this website to see more 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.
THIS GUIDE PROVIDES GENERAL ADVICE: CONSULT LOCAL EXPERTS
The information provided in Growing Edible Arizona Forests, An Illustrated Guide, along with the additional information at this website, is intended as general guidance.
Consult experts in local government, Cooperative Extension and plant nurseries to discuss which tree species, planting locations and strategies will work best for your Arizona location.
COMPLY WITH REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
Understand and comply with all regulatory requirements and restrictions that might apply to planting and managing trees, especially trees in the vicinity of overhead power lines and buried utilities. Before implementing any actions described herein, readers should review all regulations that might pertain to their location and/or adjacent properties and adhere to all requirements. If in doubt, consult with local regulatory experts.
CONTRIBUTORS TO THE EDIBLE TREE GUIDE
Ann Audrey, Environmental Consultant
Beverly Babb, Arizona Community Tree Council
Wendy Burroughs, Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation
Barbara Eiswerth, Ph.D., Iskashitaa Refugee Network
Chris Erickson, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management
Katie Gannon, Trees for Tucson
Rafael de Grenade, Ph.D., University of Arizona Southwest Center
Brad Lancaster, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond; Desert Harvesters
Melanie Lenart, Ph.D., Tohono O’odham Community College
Alix Rogstad, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management
Barbara Rose, Bean Tree Farm
You can download a PDF of the LEAF Network's publication, Growing Edible Arizona Forests, An Illustrated Guide. To request a link to download a high-resolution version of the Guide, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line: Request for Link to Guide PDF. Downloads of the Guide are for personal use only and are not to be reprinted for distribution or separate use of copyrighted images.
This website provides additional explanations, photos, illustrations, resources and printable PDFs on the Guide topics LEARN, CHOOSE, PLANT, CARE and HARVEST. The website Navigation Map below lists the subsections under each of these topics. Click the map to download a PDF of the image.
LEAF is under the fiduciary stewardship of the Arizona Community Tree Council, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
PO Box 65122, Phoenix, Arizona 85082-512