Hungry for knowledge about Eccentric Edible Trees

— Susan Safford

The next event at Polly Hill Arboretum (PHA) is all about Eccentric Edible Trees, this Saturday, March 29, from 10 to 11 am.

PHA plant recorder Nancy Weaver will give a tour of the grounds to discover what trees and shrubs in the arboretum produce edible fruits, nuts, and other parts. “Some of these are well-known plants; highbush blueberry for example, others such as American beech and white oak were once used extensively by Native American populations,” according to a press release. Admission is $5; free for PHA members. PHA is located on State Rd. in West Tisbury. For more information, visit or call 508-693-9426.