Sources are marked as unverified if their identity, location, or existence is disputed. Many sources imported from tree inventories are marked as unverified because their edibility is uncertain (for example, "Pear" could be either an edible or decorative variety). Users are encouraged to travel to these locations and report their findings.
Tree inventories are compiled by institutions seeking to better document and care for their trees. These data are typically collected by trained arborists and are both detailed and exhaustive. We carefully pick out edible species from these inventories and add them to the map for you. You can help us map your neighborhood by asking your city or university if a tree inventory exists and whether it can be shared with Falling Fruit.