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Before you start gnawing trees like a starving beaver, you should know two things. First, make sure the tree you’re about to eat is a redbud. They’re the ones with hot-pink flowers that bloom in early April. Second, eat just the flowers, which taste sweet and nutty, and avoid the rest of the tree, which tastes yucky. The best way to eat the flowers is to bury your face in a branch and nibble away like you’re eating corn on the cob. Just watch out for bees—they like redbuds, too.