New Edible Trail Lets Hikers to Snack Along the Way

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Chances are you've probably hiked a nature trail. But have you ever hiked a nature trail where you can snack from the trees and plants as you walk along?

The Arbor Trail at Oyster Creek in Missouri City, Texas, allows visitors to get some exercise and sample the local plant life.

The idea is to walk a little, pick a little, and eat a little. Every tree and plant along the trail has some kind of edible fruit.

There are about 80 trees along the trail and all grow naturally, requiring little maintenance.

"With minimal support as far as irrigation and pest control -- we don't spray for insects and things like that," Paul Wierzbicki, Missouri City Forrester, said.

"We're not going to spend a lot of time out here trying to produce fruit. We're going to let them do it on their own in their own time," he said.

"Its not a concept that I've heard of before. It's very interesting to come out and see the different groves of trees and their little signs that tell you about each grove of trees," said Megan Legrue, whose house is located near the trail.

The trees annual blooms are staggered so something on the trail is blooming most of the year.

The trail costs local taxpayers absolutely nothing. It's maintained by grants, volunteers, and corporate donations.

Related Link:

Edible Trail Brochure

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