On Friday 3 Feb 2012 local gardening writer Alison Worth wrote in the Waikato Times (p.12) about the benefits of both council planted and neighbourhood planted food in public places including the 'guerrilla garden' in a Cambridge cul-de-sac and a Cambridge street planted with lemon trees. I've had someone asking if there is a list of Cambridge places like this.

The Free Food New Zealand map at has our lemon tree lined street listed, but nothing else.

Aside from that, I know there is a gingko tree by the water tower as you come into town, but you need to know what you're doing to process the nuts!
There are a couple of walnut trees next to the Cambridge Community Garden (near Resthaven), and a couple more walnut trees near the Shell petrol station/the square.
The Leamington Domain has several chestnut trees.

There are likely to be other trees in public parks and verges where people can forage: can you add any more to the list??

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There are several persimmen trees on Weld Street, also a giant walnut tree on the boundary of the campground in Karapiro domain. Plus there are chestnut trees at the top of Lake Te Ko Utu, opposite the pink church, and another one overhanging the road on the corner of Hall/William Streets.

Incidentally, I saw a couple of lads walking along picking green lemons off the trees on Princes Street and using them for batting practice with cricket bats. I shouted at them, but they were bigger than me...!

I just discovered 2 plum trees in McKinnon park while walking my dog and wondering why I could smell plums, I worked it out when I stood on them. :)


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