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Paw Paw Trees

Whether you spell it Paw Paw, Paw-paw or Pawpaw, it is a small understory tree with dark green foliage and a tropical appearance.  They are not likely to grow high up into the forest canopy.  The Paw Paw fruit, which happens to be Ohio's state fruit, is in season now and a great food source for woodland animals such as raccoons, foxes, possums and squirrels.

Learn more about the PawPaw tree in the video below. Then look for them as you hike the trails at MetroParks of Butler County locations!

Note: MetroParks Rules & Regulations prohibit taking any animals, amphibians & reptiles or plant material from any park area.  Please leave the things you find and observe for others to do the same.