Now that we’ve settled into late fall the foraging season is nearly over. Despite this, the Wild Arkansas column will continue with information about trees, weeds and other useful botanic life in Arkansas during the winter months.
In January, I also hope to incorporate a weekly podcast that will supplement each article.
The next couple of weeks I’ll be posting about local trees, whether they’re edible and if so, how to prepare them.
Ever eat a tree? We’ll be attempting this over the next few weeks, providing we can find edible bark.
Also, take a look at University of Arkansas professor, Tamara Walkingstick’s paper on trees and other wild edibles. A very informative paper that discusses oaks/acorns, the walnut family of trees, sumac and other species.