Dining services to receive fruit of campus trees

Campus arboretum installing nets to catch mesquite seed pods.

June 27—The University of Arizona Campus Arboretum is working to promote sustainable practices and living, through several harvesting projects this summer and fall.

The arboretum is installing nets onto the trunks of mesquite trees to harvest the seed pods, which will be used to make flour.

Dining Services will incorporate the mesquite flour into several dishes served on campus, and olives and citrus fruit will also be harvested in similar projects.