|Entry page||So, here we
are wanting to add more trees to our yard. This used to not be a big
deal, for our horses were out in the pasture of course, and NOT in my
yard. That is, before the Miniature horses entered our life. To
keep it simple, here are some lists of poisonous plants or trees. This
list is not all inclusive, but it includes what I could find as a
At a recent meeting in Payson, the gathering was alerted to the dangers of the Yellow Starthistle and how it is spreading in the state. It is known to be in Payson and in Cave Creek and many other areas. This is deadly to horses, causes them to not be able to swallow. They usually die of dehydration. It would be helpful to contact our representatives and tell them of the seriousness of this infestation to our livestock.
Mesquite beans these are not listed as toxic, but I would not let my horses gorge on them
Peach and plum trees, all members of the Prunus species. The wilted leaves are toxic
Red maple (Acer rubrum) wilted leaves are toxic
Russian olive, also known as oleaster (elaegnus angustifolia) - For more on Russian Olive
Another expert is Gillian and here is their site.