Food: Also called “paper soup“, the cambium layer of the Digger Pine is edible. To prepare it, crumble the cambium layer into hot water & use as a broth.
Nuts: place a closed pine cone next to the fire & the heat will open up the shingles to get to the nuts (before the squirrels do! )
Pollen: Pollen can be shaken from the closed catkins & eaten or mixed with water. High in protein.
Bibliography: Randy “White Feather”
Photos & Database Entry: Distance Everheart 5-14-13, 5-17-13