Asked in Trees, Personal Safety and Security
Are Russian olive tree branch thorns poisinous?
The Russian Olive tree is native to Europe and western Asia. The Russian olive tree was introduced into North America in the late 1800s. It was frequently planted on the Great Plains in rows for windbreaks and was subsequently naturalised into the wild. This species is not known to be toxic. ...
Are the olives poisonous on a Russian olive tree?
No, the fruit of a Russian Olive tree is not poisonous to humans. In fact, it is a snack food sold at markets in Turkey and other parts of the Middle East. The taste and texture will be more like a date than an olive though. ...
Asked in Care of Horses
Is the Russian Olive tree toxic to horses if ingested?
My horse is currently at the CSU vet hospital with colic. The only thing weird we could think of was that he eats Russian Olive Trees.. he seems to love them. He has been doing so for close to a decade. They consulted with their plant expert ("guru" they called him) and he said he has seen Russian Olive cause impactions, but it is rare and probably wasn't what was causing my horse's illness. ...