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  1. #1
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    Default Safe trees for horse pasture

    I am looking to plant some fast-growing trees in my horse pasture to eventually provide shade for the horses. I have done some research on trees safe for horses, but was wondering if anyone has recommendations. I live in the Midwest/Indiana, so would need winter-hardy trees. Thanks!
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    I think one of the fastest growing shade trees is "Paloma". Not sure if I'm spelling that right. Yeah, that's right, check the Google search: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...ma+trees&gbv=2 But I don't know if it's toxic, I think it's ok and it grows well in eastern PA.



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    Green ash are hardy, nice-looking, sturdy and grow well. You'll need to protect the trees with a fence or the horses will kill them.
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    We have the ash vine borer down here...not sure if it's in Indiana. It's decimating the ash trees.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    Work and study under way to control the ash borer.

    http://riveredge.us/default.aspx?id=222

    Almost every tree out there has a disease or insect that are killing them. Oaks, elms, ash, aspens, pine, spruce, etc.

    The best way to fight disease/insect problems is to keep your trees healthy and always plant a variety un-like species. Large swaths of same trees just invite trouble.
    http://www.mariposasporthorses.com/

    Practice! Patience! Persistence!



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