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Are spruce trees toxic?

Pine trees are toxic for cats, notes Petcha, because they may cause liver damage and can be fatal. If you wish to have a live tree, choose a fir or spruce. Additionally, you should regularly dispose of any stray needles–no matter the tree type–because they're sharp and may be dangerous to your kitty's internal organs.

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People also ask, can you eat spruce trees?

The needles are edible and most commonly used to make a hot tea. Spruce also has edible inner bark, as unpleasant as this sounds a number of Native American tribes ate this inner bark throughout the winter to prevent starvation. In fact all parts of the tree are non-toxic.

Secondly, what pine trees are poisonous? Ponderosa, Monterey, and lodgepole pine are reported to be toxic, and also Norfolk island pine, balsam fir, and yew pine (these three are not really true pines).

Keeping this in consideration, are blue spruce trees poisonous to dogs?

Generally, these trees are only mildly toxic. Christmas tree oils can ?be irritating to the mouth and stomach, causing excessive drooling or vomiting. Tree needles are not easily digested and may cause gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting, obstruction, or puncture.

Are conifers poisonous to humans?

Yes, conifers are poisonous. There is only one part of the entire coniferous plant that is not toxic to humans. That is the thin coating covering each seed. However, the seed itself, the seed cone, the bark, foliage, and wood of every coniferous plant is poisonous and should not be ingested.

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