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Q.I am trying to find fruit trees/shrubs that will be safe to plant where horses and donkeys can eat them. I’m not having much

Zone 32068 | laydiehawke added on June 21, 2019 | Answered

luck, so I would appreciate any help. I live on 2 acres with 2 mustangs and 2 donkeys. So far I have planted rose bushes and bamboo which they promptly ate. It seems like I have to research every plant individually and I would rather just have info on what is known to be toxic as they seem to want to eat everything that I plant. Thank you for whatever advice you can give.

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Answered on June 22, 2019

Here is a list of plants and trees that are known to be toxic to horses: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plants-poisonous-to-horses.htm

I would also add that, while apples are safe in small quantities, they also contain cyanogenic glycosides. An entire tree's worth may not be such a good idea.

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