Client handout: Large animals should “leaf” these trees alone
We love trees.
Trees provide shelter, shade and wind breaks for large animals, but their owners may not know these beautiful trees are also a contributing cause of illness. Typically, animals with adequate nutrition will not browse foliage or ingest leaves or seeds, but drought, storms resulting in fallen branches, curiosity or boredom may result in their consumption. Careful attention must be paid to animals pastured close to these trees, and every effort must be made to prevent access.