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  • Joined Mar 2009
Sheep and Trees?
« on: April 07, 2009, 01:37:24 pm »
We're planning to plant trees in our sheep paddocks, can anyone advise what not to plant re; poisonous?? I have got a book but cannot find it!"!


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
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Re: Sheep and Trees?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 06:28:38 pm »
There's been a thread before about this. Laburnum is poisonous, that's my knowledge. My horse pasture book says yew, box, privet and laurel. Also oak, if eaten in large quantities but that may not apply to sheep.

You'll need to protect them well - our Jinx loves a bit if bark, although the other two don't seem interested.


  • Joined Dec 2008
Re: Sheep and Trees?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 04:23:42 pm »
If you plant Willow, Hazel or Lime, you can feed the leaves to the sheep ! Saves composting them when you prune.


  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Sheep and Trees?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009, 09:32:56 am »
Thanks, we're now planting crab apple, pear and mountain ash! protecting with stakes and wire!!


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