A look at 9 common backyard trees and their effect on equestrian health.
Commonplace fruit trees can have negative effects on your horse’s health. Most often, your horse will be fine. They’re resilient animals and unless they eat a huge amount of fruit, there’s nothing wrong with a horse having access to an orchid. However, there are some fruit trees that are more dangerous than others and should be separated from horses as a precaution.
The other thing to consider is yourself! You might want some of those tasty apples before the horse gets to them all.
Apple trees pose no threat. Despite the seeds having a low level of toxicity, it’s almost impossible for a horse to eat enough to make itself sick.
Danger level: None.
Figs have latex in their sap when unripe, which can irritate skin. Fig trees produce a lot of sap, but otherwise pose no threat to horses.
In fact, because of the figs high sugar and omega content, it can be a great treat for your horse.
Danger level: Very low.
Orange & Lemons
Citrus is fine for a horse to eat, and is often an ingredient in livestock foods. It’s possible that the oil from citrus fruits will irritate your horse’s skin or eyes, but that’s rare.
It is possible for your horse to hurt itself on thorns when trying to reach leaves.
Danger level: Very low.
Loquats can cause some digestive problems if the seeds or leaves are eaten. This usually only happens if a large amount is consumed.
Danger level: Low.
Acorns aren’t particularly dangerous to horse unless they overeat them. It can cause colic (abdominal pain) at large quantities. Because horses are known for developing a liking for acorns, overeating is possible but doesn’t pose a long term health-threat.
Danger level: Medium – low.
Plum & Cherry Trees
Plum and sherry trees can produce a small amount of cyanide in the horse’s blood stream when digested. This usually doesn’t occur at a dangerous level, but if your horse has access to a lot of these trees, you might have reason for concern.
Poisoning results in problems with oxygen uptake, which will cause laboured breathing and lethargy.
Danger level: Medium.
Black Walnut Tree
The wood of the black walnut tree can cause laminitis (inflammation under the hoof) in horses. However, this is less of an ingestion problem, and more likely occurs it walnut shavings are found in bedding or sawdust.
Having a tree in close proximity to a horse is not a problem unless the horse is chewing the bark.
Danger level: Medium.
Red Maple Tree
These plants are uncommon in Australia, but fallen leaves can cause problem for horses. Eating them can burst red blood cells and damage the kidney. It is best to avoid having your horse near a red maple tree.
Danger level: High.
Avocados have a compound in them called persin. This is found in the fruit and the leaves and is extremely unhealthy for horses, causing swelling and potential death.
Horses should avoid avocado trees at all costs. And part of the tree or fruit are dangerous.
Danger level: Very high.
How To Create A Sturdy, Reliable School Building
Working on projects for schools is always a pleasant experience. We love being able to build something that will last and will create spaces where development and learning can take place.
We’ve put together a few ball court covers in the past, and this is a great example of a very successful project.
Schools often have very specific needs, budgets and available space, so working with them to find what will be the best option is an enjoyable challenge. We work hard to ensure that the school gets the design and installation that they want and that the community is given a reliable asset that will last generations.
With all of our projects, we try to get a clear understanding of how the structure is going to be used so that we can build the perfect solution. These artificial turf courts look fantastic under our cover and will give its students a space to use all through the year.
How Much Does It Cost To Build A Warehouse
How much does it cost to build a warehouse?
The cost to build an industrial warehouse is not an easy question to answer accurately without a quote, as warehouses can range from very large to small. As all of our jobs are custom designed, you as a client can get a quote according to your direct specifications within one working day.
Small to medium warehouses
This range includes smaller warehouses, extensions, washbays and workshops. Smaller warehouse construction costs are estimated below.
Cost range: $10,000 – $45,000
Medium warehouses include storage sheds, machinery sheds, and small industrial buildings.
Cost range: $45,000 – $80,000
Big warehouses include constructions such as large warehouses, infrastructural buildings, and factories. Larger warehouse buildings costs are seen below.
Cost range: $80,000 – $400,000
Central Steel Build is experienced in the design and construction of all kinds of industrial buildings. Working with us we will strive to make the experience easy and streamlined, taking care of all paperwork involved and ensuring client satisfaction from design to final completion of the job. Take a look below at some of our past Industrial Warehouse jobs.
Large Warehouse, Home Hardware Kyneton
AutoPro Warehouse, Castlemaine