non-toxic trees - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ssandalusian
May 22, 2010
I am looking for trees that are NOT toxic .. I have come across a number of hybrids that are now deer resistant ( poison ) can you help me find ones that won't kill my horses. ?
Why don't they would properly label trees that pose a treat to children and animals. ?
I am surprised that the creators of these

Answer from NGA
May 22, 2010
Some species of trees contain natural chemicals that can be toxic to livestock and should be avoided around and within livestock pastures. In general, native plants are safe so you may want to concentrate on those. You can get a list of native plants from your local Cooperative Extension office.

Or, you can plant the following, which are on the list of trees safe for horses:
eastern white cedar, black spruce, tamarack (eastern larch), willows, green ash, black ash, silver maple, green ash, black ash, poplar, honey-locust (not black locust), trembling and large-tooth aspen, sycamore, beech, balsam fir, white and red spruce, northern catalpa, Osage-Orange and Norway spruce.

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