Edible Arbor Trail

Edible Arbor Trail The Edible Arbor Trail stretches along 2 miles of Oyster Creek Trail in Missouri City. It demonstrates trees & shrubs that produce edible fruits & nuts.
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The Edible Arbor Trail was created in 2010 by City Forester Paul Wierzbicki. The purpose: To demonstrate trees and shrubs that produce edible fruits & nuts in our region. As of February 2014, there are 16 groves (160 trees). The varieties are: Mexican Plum Mulberry Persimmon Jujubi Pomegranate Fig Kumquat Pear Chestnut Pineapple Guava Pecan Walnut Olive Narange Lemon Sponsors - businesses or individuals - purchase the groves and are given a permanent sign, in addition to the support of planting 10 fruit or nut-bearing trees. The City Forester and Parks & Recreation Department maintains the trees, while residents get to enjoy their beauty and their bounty.

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01/25/2020

We heard we were on the news today. If you see the clip - share and tag us! #ediblearbortrail #mctx

The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government
05/09/2019

The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government

Weather update: Strong storms are expected through the weekend, and we are experiencing high water in Mosley Park and along the Edible Arbor Trail. For the latest information, click here: http://bit.ly/2WDr0aV

The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government
01/08/2019

The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government

#NEWSALERT: The #BrazosRiver at Richmond is at 45.45 feet at 11.15 a.m. today (Jan. 8) and this has caused minor flooding in some areas including portions of Edible Arbor Trail on #OysterCreek. #MCTX staff has #closed both sides of the trail under FM 1092 (Murphy Road) until the water recedes. Residents are advised to avoid these high water areas and use caution while walking on the trail and in Mosley Park. Read more: http://bit.ly/2CdsHm6

#TurnAroundDontDrown

Thanks to Mommy Poppins Houston for visiting our trail and sharing your experience! #ediblearbortrail #foodforest #misso...
09/26/2017
Mommy Poppins Houston

Thanks to Mommy Poppins Houston for visiting our trail and sharing your experience! #ediblearbortrail #foodforest #missouricitytx

If you're looking for something different to do with the kids, try strolling (or running, biking, rollerblading, etc.) down the Edible Arbor Trail in Missouri City. It offers more than a shaded path!

Thank you, Anthony Maroulis, for setting this up.
09/02/2017
Click here to support Show Me City- Employee Relief Fund organized by Anthony Maroulis

Thank you, Anthony Maroulis, for setting this up.

All donations from this fund will go directly back to the Missouri City Employees that lost their homes during the floods. At this time we have 9 employees, who have had major losses of their homes. Some are just now getting back to there home. While most of us evacuated and hunkered down, they...

Hoping Oyster Creek drains soon...
08/31/2017

Hoping Oyster Creek drains soon...

The olive grove sponsored by Missouri City Green along the Edible Arbor Trail is sadly under water. Hoping the waters will soon recede and allow the trees to continue to be a special part of the trail.

The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government
08/27/2017
The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government

The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government

NEWS FLASH: With the continuous rainfall #BrazosRiver is expected to reach record levels and forecasted for major #flooding by Tuesday morning. Residents who were affected during the Memorial Day floods are encouraged to prepare now and stay informed.

Watch for updates on www.missouricityready.com and [email protected]. Residents may also monitor the Fort Bend County Drainage District’s Interactive Map for the Brazos River for up-to-date gauge readings: http://arcg.is/2votDj1.

The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government Forester & Horticulturist Paul Wierzbicki presented about the Edible ...
06/14/2017

The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government Forester & Horticulturist Paul Wierzbicki presented about the Edible Arbor Trail with Missouri City Green board member Pam Allan on Monday at the Keep Texas Beautiful conference in San Antonio. From what we heard it was a success - everyone loves the concept of the Edible Arbor Trail! #thegemofmissouricity #keeptexasbeautiful

Great learning opportunity at Keep Texas Beautiful's 50th Annual Conference in San Antonio. Missouri City Green was well represented in a breakout session on the Edible Arbor Trail and Edible Arbor Trail by Board members Paul Wierzbicki and Pam Allan.

Check out these persimmons starting!
05/05/2017

Check out these persimmons starting!

Beautiful evening for a walk on the trail!
05/04/2017

Beautiful evening for a walk on the trail!

03/11/2017

Edible Earth Fest still going on today as planned! Let's hope the rain holds out - or at least only sprinkles!! Come and go event from 9-12. See you then!

07/03/2016

A year ago today our friends from Missouri City Green cleaned up the trail because of all the trash and debris that had landed after the Memorial Day storms then (2015)! But y'all don't have to wait for a special event to help keep us clean. Do your part -see some trash and pick it up! Thanks to all who Keep Texas Beautiful!

WHEE!!! Thank you, Union Pacific Railroad!
06/24/2016

WHEE!!! Thank you, Union Pacific Railroad!

This morning, Richard A. Zientek, the Director of Public Affairs for the Union Pacific Railroad Foundation presented a check to Margo Webb, President of Missouri City Green at the #EdibleArborTrail in #MissouriCityTX. The check for $3000 is specifically for replenishment of the #trees within the #trail that were lost in the recent flooding events. City Forester Paul Wierzbicki also gave a tour of the trail and showed the damage caused by the high waters.

#CommunityPartnerships

Thanks to our neighbor, Debbie, who captured this shot of the Lemon grove on the EAT. Several trees were damaged in last...
05/31/2016

Thanks to our neighbor, Debbie, who captured this shot of the Lemon grove on the EAT. Several trees were damaged in last year's Memorial Day floods and we don't know how many will be impacted this year. We'll keep you updated!

Just took these - I hope the lemon trees survive! There looks like a lot of good fruit on them.

Missouri City is one of the 20 finalists for All-America City! Edible Arbor Trail may be featured at the presentation. L...
04/21/2016
All-America City Awards

Missouri City is one of the 20 finalists for All-America City! Edible Arbor Trail may be featured at the presentation. Let us know how the E.A.T. has impacted you! Comment here or private message us!

National Civic League is proud to announce the finalists for the 2016 All-America City Award. These 20 communities are working to ensure that all their youth are healthy and supported in school and life. Please join us in congratulating:

Avondale, Arizona - Avondale, Arizona
Marana, Arizona - Marana, Arizona
Hayward, California - Hayward, California
Indio, California - Indio, California
Whittier, California - Whittier, California
Lakewood, Colorado - Lakewood Colorado City Government
New Britain, Connecticut - New Britain, Connecticut
Council Bluffs, Iowa - Council Bluffs, Iowa
Fall River, Massachusetts - Fall River, Massachusetts
Columbia Heights, Minnesota - Columbia Heights, Minnesota
Woodbury, Minnesota - City of Woodbury, MN - Government
Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas, Nevada Visit Las Vegas
Asheboro, North Carolina - Asheboro, North Carolina
Salisbury, North Carolina - City of Salisbury, North Carolina
Charleston County, South Carolina - Charleston, South Carolina
Hartsville, South Carolina - City of Hartsville, South Carolina - official site
Missouri City, Texas - Missouri City, Texas
San Antonio, Texas - City of San Antonio - Municipal Government
Norfolk, Virginia - Norfolk, Virginia VisitNorfolk
Brown Deer, Wisconsin - Brown Deer, Wisconsin

For more information visit: http://www.nationalcivicleague.org/2016-finalists

04/19/2016

Well, only a month later and Oyster Creek Trail is flooded and closed again. Please be safe out there!

The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government
03/18/2016
The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government

The City of Missouri City, Texas - City Government

NEWS FLASH: Due to flooding, the Oyster Creek Trail underpass at FM 1092 has been closed. Recent heavy rains have caused the Brazos River to rise to high levels, though no additional flooding is expected.

Sign up for future #EmergencyManagement alerts on www.MissouriCityReady.com

We were excited to be at this event on Tuesday evening. Congrats to our colleagues and mentors!
01/14/2016

We were excited to be at this event on Tuesday evening. Congrats to our colleagues and mentors!

Congrats to the award recipients!

NPR
11/26/2015

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Message your responses to NPR's Weekend Edition or comment below, and we may ask you to tell us about it on the air!

11/24/2015

Planting some new trees on the trail - it's that time of year!

11/11/2015

Thanks to the groups of folks who helped clean us up on Saturday! We heard there was a HubCap found as well as many Cigarillo wrappers. Litter comes in many forms, but it needs to STOP. Don't Mess With Texas! #dontmesswithtexas

11/06/2015

Come out tomorrow to clean us up! Meet at Buffalo Run Park to get your supplies and t-shirts (thank you) and then return for lunch! 9am-12pm. See you then!

We have a couple Memorial Trees near the E.A.T. This is a GREAT program. If you're looking for a lasting and unique way ...
10/24/2015

We have a couple Memorial Trees near the E.A.T. This is a GREAT program. If you're looking for a lasting and unique way to honor someone you've lost, check this out!

If you would like to see more trees planted at city parks, or have a tree planted in memory of a loved-one, you can take advantage of the Missouri City Memorial Tree Program, from October 2015 to April 2016. For $100, a 8-12’ tree will be planted at a city park and a memorial webpage will be developed to honor of your loved-one. Residents are welcome and encouraged to attend the planting.

Who's checked out their September issue of Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes  yet? We're named among the top 10 most loved tr...
09/06/2015

Who's checked out their September issue of Fort Bend Lifestyles & Homes yet? We're named among the top 10 most loved trails in Fort Bend! Happen to think we're the best, but we appreciate this special attention on all the trails!

This is cool! PS, Fort Bend Sun, it's Edible Arbor Trail (not Edible Mile Trail as listed in the caption). But we're gla...
09/02/2015
Missouri City to be honored for Scenic Texas award

This is cool! PS, Fort Bend Sun, it's Edible Arbor Trail (not Edible Mile Trail as listed in the caption). But we're glad you used this pic! We're mighty proud and believe this trail has a positive impact on our residents and visitors! Thank you!

Missouri City officials will join representatives from several Texas cities in San Antonio later this month when the Scenic Texas organization honors the city for achieving “platinum level” status in the Scenic City Certification Program.

Missouri City Green
07/09/2015

Missouri City Green

#TBT Last Friday - we had an impromptu Edible Arbor Trail cleanup. 12 adults, 3 kiddos and about 275 pounds of trash! Thanks to our dedicated volunteers. #keeptexasbeautiful

07/02/2015
Edible Arbor Trail

Just a reminder to come out tomorrow and help clean up our award-winning Edible Arbor Trail along Oyster Creek!

Edible Arbor Trail Clean Up! Join us!

Due to the flooding, an inordinate amount of trash has swept up onto our beloved trail. Before the grass gets too high again, a local couple is going to host a CleanUp this Friday, July 3 starting at 8am. Meet at the YMCA Parking Lot on Cartwright Rd, nearest the trail. We don't expect to be there past 10am.

Trashbags, disposable gloves and a limited number of trash grabbers will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes or boots and appropriate clothing, hats, sunscreen, etc.

Thanks!!

06/30/2015

Edible Arbor Trail Clean Up! Join us!

Due to the flooding, an inordinate amount of trash has swept up onto our beloved trail. Before the grass gets too high again, a local couple is going to host a CleanUp this Friday, July 3 starting at 8am. Meet at the YMCA Parking Lot on Cartwright Rd, nearest the trail. We don't expect to be there past 10am.

Trashbags, disposable gloves and a limited number of trash grabbers will be provided. Please wear closed toe shoes or boots and appropriate clothing, hats, sunscreen, etc.

Thanks!!

We've lost a few trees due to Oyster Creek flooding. The pecan tree in the foreground, however, is doing amazingly well....
06/29/2015

We've lost a few trees due to Oyster Creek flooding. The pecan tree in the foreground, however, is doing amazingly well. It's a memorial tree planted in honor of Glenn Miller, an advocate for urban forests and green space.

06/18/2015

We have had overwhelming concern for our trees in the lower section of the trail due to Oyster Creek flooding. We will surely replant later this year or early 2016, but the Forester needs to wait another couple weeks to truly know how many and what trees are affected.

If you are interested in funding or volunteering for future planting events, please sign up for email updates at [email protected] or check out the Missouri City Green page, our City's Keep Texas Beautiful affiliate! THANK YOU!

Did you see the article in yesterday's Community Impact Newspaper? Glad the reporter got to see it before the flooding! ...
06/05/2015
Edible Arbor Trail | Community Impact Newspaper

Did you see the article in yesterday's Community Impact Newspaper? Glad the reporter got to see it before the flooding! :/

Spanning more than two miles along Oyster Creek Trail, the Missouri City Edible Arbor Trail offers a recreational trail with a variety of fruits and plants for residents to pick for free. Missouri City horticulturist Paul Wierzbicki constructed the arbor trail in 2010 by planting 50 trees with the h…

Edible Arbor Trail enthusiast Megan LeGrue posted this photo from 2pm today. Let's hope this water recedes quickly the n...
06/01/2015

Edible Arbor Trail enthusiast Megan LeGrue posted this photo from 2pm today. Let's hope this water recedes quickly the next few days! :/

Photo taken May 31, 2015 approximately 2:00pm

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3401 FM 1092 Rd
Missouri City, TX
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There is also a bike trail on the other side.