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Fruit Tree Guilds

Hi All,

My name is Emma Weiss and I am the current Rainforest intern at ECHO FL. I have an open area in part shade where I am currently growing yams and sweet potatoes, but I am starting to brainstorm what I’d like to do with the area once those are harvested. I am considering installing a few fruit tree guilds, but I don’t have much experience with designing and implementing them. Does anyone have experience with plant guilds? What plant selections would be appropriate and useful in a Rainforest environment? Any other design ideas or things to look out for? Thank you!