Trees Poisonous to Horses
Posted: August 12, 2011
The following commonly available trees may be potentially hazardous to animals if they are planted in or around barns and pastures. If you want to plant these tree on you property, it is important to plant the trees away from where animals can reach them. Remember to always provide a balanced nutritious diet to horses at all times so that animals will no eat unusual plant material, due to being hungry. Remember that the careless disposal of tree and plant pruning waste into a pasture causes animal poisoning.
- Black walnut - Juglans nigra
- Red Maple and its hybrids - Acer rubrum
- Oak - Quercus spp.
- Black locust - Robinia pseudoacacia
- Golden chain tree - Laburnum anagyroides
- Horse chestnut, buckeye - Aesculus spp
- Chokecherry - Prunus spp.
- Kentucky coffee tree - Gymnocladus dioica
- Russian Olive - Elaeagnus angustifolia
- Persimmon - Diospyros virginiana
- Chinese tallow tree - Sapium sebiferum
- Wild black Cherry - Prunus