Trees Poisonous to Horses
Posted: August 12, 2011
by Dr. Ann Swinker, Extension Horse Specialist
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