Edible Tree Celebration

Edible Tree Celebration

in Honor of the

UA Campus Arboretum’s 15th Anniversary


Saturday, April 1, 2017, 11am to 2 pm



In front of the Arizona State Museum Building at the University of Arizona

(Northeast corner of Park Avenue and University Boulevard)



Please 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 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. 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
  • The Sonoran Desert Florilegium Program and UA Krutch Garden Floriliegium project.
  • UA Poetry Center - Po-e-Tree group
  • UA Tree Ring Laboratory

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.
















Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 11:00 to 14:00