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Old 04-29-2008, 08:09 PM  
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Black Walnut trees and horses: help!

Can you keep horses on property with black walnut trees? Will I have to cut down all of them? My property is full of them, some mature and some young, and the extension agent says they will be valuable in a few years. Just imagine a woodsy setting, with the big trees mostly black walnut. Can mules or donkeys be kept safely on this kind of property? Please help! I want to move my horses to my property but if they will be endangered by the trees, then I will not be able to keep the horses. Thanks.

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Old 04-30-2008, 05:27 AM  
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Yes, Black Walnuts are NOT good for horses. I provided a couple of links with information.


http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1148.html


http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/...cts/walnut.htm
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:49 AM  
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I would NOT under any circumstances keep my horses on a property with black walnut, red maple or other such toxins.

Cut them down and plant some safe trees. If you want fast growth get some aspen and popple trees for the short term, and give some oaks or something time to grow up.
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Black walnut trees are toxic to horses. If they are on the property but not where the horses are kept, that's fine but if they are where horses have access to them cut them down! When they're cut down, you will want to tarp the ground around the tree. The wood is severely toxic to horses and you don't want that sawdust on the ground.
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