One of the most beautiful aspects of spring are the flowering fruit trees that cover our landscapes in a variety of blossoms. I live across the street from a national park, which is a spectacular sight come April.
But as a horse owner, it’s useful to know which of these fruit trees poses a risk. When we take trail rides, every horse will attempt to sneak in a bite or two of the greenery around them. So which nibbles are alright, and which ones should I pull his head away from as quickly as possible?
Here is a quick reminder of some of the more common poisonous fruit trees, along with a reminder of what they look like in their foliaged, flowered, and fruited state.
For a more complete list, take a look at the ASPCA’s website here.