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Tree Care

tree care As versatile as they are productive, breadfruit trees are an essential component to traditional Pacific agroforestry systems, and are becoming widely popular in contemporary urban settings. The trees thrive in the humid tropics, fruit well on atolls, and grow in a variety of soils making them an essential food source for Pacific Islanders for 3,000 years, and a potential solution to present-day hunger alleviation. The beauty of planting breadfruit trees is that unlike other starchy crops such as cassava or potato, the trees are only planted once—not once a year—and will continue to produce fruit for more than 50 years with considerably less maintenance. By following the best practices for proper tree care, we can understand how best to cultivate breadfruit to maximize its health and potential.