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is it safe to cook with wild cherry wood

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Mustang71

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What is wild cherry cook wood? Is that Pepsi or Coke? I've used cherry wood or apple or ash but never wild cherry. I'll look at Walmart for that brand..I'm going for low sugar so hopefully they have diet.
 
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If you believe the science, the wilted leaves are toxic to ruminants. I have cherry trees all along my fence line and I have never lost an animal to cherry poisoning. Wood should be just fine for cooking/smoking.



https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/livestock_poisoning_possible_from_wilting_black_cherry_leaves
We had a big cherry tree blow overi n our sheep pasture when i was a kid. Don't remember how many but several died from eating the leaves. Couple years later a walnut blew over and the same thing happened. My wife threw a bunch of green(not ripe) apples to our sheep one evening not knowing the seeds from green apples are toxic. Lost 2 the next day.
 
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My sheep can eat copper pipes and be just fine. I have numerous apple trees in my field as well. I had a sheep that loved apples. He was a display animal at a pick your own apple orchard and somehow, he ended up at my place. You never get a bag of $20’s but you get a sheep. He was a Montadale, a total loner and very smart. He would grab hold of a lower apple tree branch and yard on it for all he was worth. He would then eat all the apples that he shook out of the tree. Ironically his favorite apple tree was a variety called “sheepnose”.

The desert sheep love browse. They will eat anything tree including bittersweet and juniper. They can actually stand on their hind legs and walk around under trees to eat the low hanging leaves and twigs but they will not eat first crop hay. Fussy.
 
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Cherry leaves kill animals? I just knocked down a cherry tree with the tractor and have a noisy rooster who thinks 430 is time to wake up. The chickens eat anything. I have chicks in the garage and chickens in the coop but some how I think cherry leaves wouldn't hurt them since I've seen them eat very odd things...like feathers.
 
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