Bottlebrush flowers have a sweet nectar which can either be consumed by sucking on the flowers or by soaking the flowers in water to make a sweet drink. leaves can be used to make a refreshing tea that can be sweetened using the nectar from the flowers.
The Edible Arbor Walk is a project intended to give the community hands on opportunities to see where their food comes from. Park patrons consume trees from the Edible Arbor Walk at their own discretion.
Trees are planted by volunteers of the Elgin community. All trees donated to the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department, and purchased by the Elgin Parks & Recreation Department, are the property of the City of Elgin. The City of Elgin retains the right to move, replace or discard trees as necessary.