Species Profiles

A diverse mix of native tree and shrub species, together with a limited number of nonnative species, comprise the food forest. Besides their contributions to addressing food insecurity, these profiles highlight the many benefits these plants provide to people and local ecosystems. Wherever possible, profiles include the Lenape names for these plants (located to the right of the English common names). We are honored that the food forest is one place where the work of the Welcome Home Project and the College’s reconciliation efforts are well underway. 

American Basswood

American Elderberry

American Hazelnut

American Plum

Black Locust

Eastern Redbud

Flowering Dogwood

Highbush Blueberry

Nanking Cherry




Red Aronia Berry

Smooth Sumac


Staghorn Sumac

Swamp White Oak