Yews

Yew Tree


lindsay82 added on June 8, 2016 | Answered

About 6 months ago my husband cut back a column yew tree. My 2 year old son helped him pick up the branches, etc. to clear away. I have read how poisonous all parts of the yew tree are so I am now concerned that it could have been harmful to my son. Please could you tell me if it is harmful/poisonous from touching it or only if ingested? Thank you for your help. Lindsay.


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LuvaLeigh
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 9, 2016

Yes, they are poisonous. You should contact your physician if you have any concerns about your childs health. Here is a link that will tell you more;

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/yew/japanese-yew-plants.htm

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