Join us to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the wonderful UA Campus Arboretum and to highlight the value of “edible trees” in the campus and urban environment. The Campus Arboretum encompasses the main campus and includes tree species from around the world. The edible trees we are celebrating are those native and nonnative trees that produce edible fruits, nuts, seeds and pods. This free, dynamic, educational, fun event is for all ages. The event will include edible tree tours, a ceremony celebrating the Arboretum’s anniversary, educational exhibits, example tree seedlings, and a free raffle every 15 minutes for T-shirts, tree photos and young trees. Tree walking tours will leave every 30 minutes to visit edible trees growing at the UA Campus Arboretum.
Attendance is free and does not require registration. Sign up sheets will be available at the event for people to receive email notifications of events and newsletters from the Campus Arboretum, the LEAF Network, and other collaborators.
This event is supported by the Campus Arboretum and funding from the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management to the Arizona Community Tree Council and the LEAF Network. Organizations who will have displays at the event include Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Arizona Community Tree Council, Bean Tree Farm, Cooperative Extension - Master Gardeners, Desert Harvesters, Friends of Tucson's Birthplace - Mission Garden, Iskashitaa Refugee Network, Trees for Tucson, Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, UA Campus Arboretum, UA Poetry Center - Po-e-Tree group, and the UA Tree Ring Laboratory.