So enjoy your laburnum. Children often eat the apple with no ill effects, but several apples may cause diarrhea. I don't know how much exactly you would have to eat before it is a problem - a google on that might tell you. Wash your hands if you touch it and never attach a hammock to its branches. They also don't produce fruits or anything which could tempt a greedy dog. Laburnum has always been used traditionally for wood working, but its popularity waned somewhat after tropical hardwoods were imported over the last century. Grows in the southern U.S. And in moderate climates. We have left yews and laurel though, both of which are poisonous! How old is your dd Swizzles? Fatal. Mice and rats are pests and there are various ways to get rid of them and also keep them out for good. Large amounts cause dangerously irregular heartbeat and pulse, usually digestive upset and mental confusion. PLANTS IN WOODED AREAS My children were harvesting in PIL's allotment recently, and when we returned home I showed them the hugely attractive bright red holly berries which have started to ripen near us, and explained that some plants are edible, like on Grandad's allottment, but some aren't and would make them very ill. Holly, for example (though in fact I don't know whether it's poisonous), and they were not to pick any berries or eat anything from a plant unless Mummy or Daddy said that they could. Fatal. Eating as few as 20 seeds or 3-4 unripe berries can kill an adult. Decent sized logs of green laburnum wood are often of use to artisan wood turners so don't just chop it up ... You could give it to a wood artist and get a lovely bowl for your home as payment ... Google for local craft societIes. Affects the heart, produces severe digestive upset and has caused death. Water trees and shrubs away from the base of the plant. Research has shown the risk of harm from plant poisons is low - less than one in 10 million, or about the same as the chance of winning the lottery or being struck by lightning. Avoid coming into contact with them, if possible. I have a laburnum by the side of my driveway. So keep the risks in perspective. Leaves, flowers You may say that if I remember it I must have been older, but I also remember my baby sister playing with me in the garden. Nevertheless anyone who has eaten Laburnum seeds should be taken immediately to an emergency department, where activated charcoal may be administered to soak up the poison and other drugs and treatment may be administered as required for possible seizures or respiratory failure. I've recently chopped it down to about 8 foot high. and this from another site Depends on your children. Bulbs Q. HTH. The Laburnum goldenchain tree (Laburnum spp.) Laburnum is a highly toxic tree and potentially lethal...but...we have done five years in a garden with an ornamental and similarly toxic yew tree that everyone implored us to cut down. Affects lungs, kidneys, heart and nervous system. Was wondering if this was cause. Any time she has put something from the garden in her mouth (when younger) it was a total bollocking and sent to her room. Chance to win £100 voucher, Share your stories about your children’s favourite toys with Munchkin Nursery Steriliser - £100 voucher to be won, Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. Some sort of shield around the tree in the autumn when it produces its pods of seeds might be a practical alternative to keep your two-year-old safe and your garden beautiful but that has to be your choice. Digestive disturbance and nervous symptoms. Large amounts of raw or cooked leaves can cause convulsions, coma, followed rapidly by death. You'd have a very bare garden if it was completely safe! Elderberry reason behind this is down to how cool the trunk looks, all twisted and twined around itself. Remember that as little as two seeds can suffice to poison a child and the tree should therefore never be planted near children's playgrounds. All parts, especially roots Irritant juices may severely injure the digestive system. For a completely labor-free removal, some manufacturers of tree stump removal chemicals suggest burning out what's left of the stump by pouring kerosene or fuel oil (never gasoline) into the holes. Perhaps I'll block the entrance to the lower lawn until the following summer when she can be told not to eat anything, she'll have to play up near the house until then. I have a laburnum by the side of my driveway. And a lilac...and a stand of foxgloves... We got rid of laburnum trees in the gardens of both houses we've lived in. Generally I don't hold with removing all poisonous plants but for some reason I felt the laburnum was more risky since all parts are apparently poisonous and because of the seeds etc it … Research the type of tree or plant that you wish to include in your landscape. Digestive upset and nervous excitement. Bean-like capsules in which the seeds are suspended "It's pretty difficult to get a list that includes what the effects are, let alone one that is authoritative. The seeds have an especially high toxicity. I've recently chopped it down to about 8 foot high. Fatal. Mistletoe It is suggested that laburnum is not as dangerous as has been thought and that many of these admissions are unnecessary." Death is usually sudden without warning symptoms. How about putting a fine net under the tree to catch the pods? That said, my brother, my sister and I grew up in a garden full of poisonous plants, many out of sight from the lawn. Mild winters with much rain along the coastline produce fungi on trees. The term " canker" is used to describe a killed area or blister on the bark, a branch or the trunk of an infected tree.The Morton Arboretum describes it as a canker that is "usually oval to elongate, but can vary in size and shape." We didn't and we have always made it clear to ds and dd that nothing in our garden is edible. Children have suffered nausea, weakness and depression after chewing the bark and seeds. Ours is just two, a thoroughly defiant toddler, but even she understands our rule and can be trusted on this, although obviously like you it just a question of popping back to the house as she is so little. My husband doesn't want to get rid of the tree but I think we should (it's not him who has to stay home and constantly watch her when she's toddling!!) Here’s how to fix a tree that wasn’t planted right. PLANTS IN SWAMP OR MOIST AREAS Get rid of the tree roots. This is page 1 of 2 (This thread has 28 messages.). Golden Chain While it is poisonous if consumed, I would ask, why do you think your dog is at risk from eating it?! Although it looks nice in summer, it's a bleeding nuisance when the pods and petals fall. Keep an eye out for these fatal flora: Yew is one of the most poisonous common garden trees. Berries would you get rid of a laburnum tree? Laburnum is very poisonous - all parts of it, I think. thanks for your responses. Irregular heart beat and pulse, usually accompanied by digestive upset and mental confusion. 0. Generally I don't hold with removing all poisonous plants but for some reason I felt the laburnum was more risky since all parts are apparently poisonous and because of the seeds etc it sheds. My friend is mortified that we haven't cut them down as someone she knows is BRAIN-DAMAGED from eating the seeds!. It blooms from April through May with profuse cascades of labiates yellow racemes. Be careful when removing the soil, as you don't want to damage the roots. Wild and cultivated cherries reason behind this is down to how cool … Laurels, Rhododendrons, Azaleas ... Around the base of the tree the roots of the ivy are about 2-3 inches thick. Laburnum species and hybrids are cultivated as ornamental trees for gardens and parks. Log in or register to join the conversation. Hmmm had lovely visions of her toddling around while I sunbathe! All parts Nightshade It really is a lovely tree, the nicest one we have, but my daughter is lovlier! Luckily mortality in humans is very rare, hence this report in the Lancet in 1979: "In an average summer over three thousand children are admitted to hospital in England and Wales because of laburnum poisoning. "Keep risks in perspective - Before you panic and rush off to convert your garden into a Japanese art form of stones and water, keep things in perspective. Has proved fatal. I do have such a list, but I can't now remember where it came from and I'm going to preface it with a quote from the BBC Web site: You may find […] Has proved fatal to cattle. But however, where I am may be lost.”. All parts I just recently found out that wisteria is toxic too and I have a large one on the front of my house, concrete mixer on it's way Lily-of-the-Valley Jack-in-the-Pulpit Autumn Crocus, Star of Bethlehem These chemicals are used by some plants to inhibit the growth of any other plant around it to increase its chances for survival of itself, its seeds and seedlings. All parts One or two Castor Bean seeds are near the lethal dose for adults. We put weed supressansu down last year with gravel over. Digestive upset, nervous excitement, depression. Neither of us were ever poisoned. If you have a problem with a neighbor’s tree, I would suggest talking to your neighbor and working out an arrangement to have the tree removed. Fleshy roots "So now here's my list. Can our Laburnum tree poison our son? only grows some 25 feet (7.6 m.) tall and 18 feet (5.5 m.) wide, but it is a magnificent sight in the backyard when it’s covered with golden blossoms. They shed a helluva lot of blossom too so might not be the best place to put climbing equipment anyway. Children have been poisoned by using pieces of the pithy stems for blowguns. Twigs, foliage If you must remove many roots, compensate by trimming away a third to half of the leaves as well. Fatal. TREES AND SHRUBS Although it looks nice in summer, it's a bleeding nuisance when the pods and petals fall. Gardeners should keep in mind that all parts of the laburnum tree have toxic properties. Get rid of any soil that was around the tree roots, and treat the remaining roots with a fungicide. The more sun the laburnum gets the better it will do and the greater display of flowers will be created. In particular, you may want to avoid planting a laburnum if you expect young children to play near it. 1979 May 19;1(8125):1073) We cut of the tops of the branches earlier in the year because of this, but they are dying back further down the branches. Excitement, staggering, convulsions and coma. A tree with slime flux disease has water-soaked patches and "weeps" from visible wounds and sometimes even from healthy-looking bark. The actual "weeping" from the patch may be a good sign, as it is allowing for a slow, natural draining of an infection that needs a dark, damp environment. You'll find lots of qualified tree surgeons who will be happy to give you a fair price to do a good job. This is a copy of a list posted on www.realgardners.co.uk in response to request by me. They get everywhere. The laburnum tree is a garden death trap and could possibly give off in its roots natural herbicides called allelochemicals. Larkspur It starts with tiny black spots on leaves, no bigger than a pinhead. Not to mention cat shit! Care Of Laburnum Tree - Are there any tricks to dealing with the unsightly seed pods left dropping from my laburnum tree once the flowers ... Q. Pests of the Laburnum Tree. As Fairy says, Get someone in to remove it. they are beautiful though! Infected leaves exhibit marginal leaf scorch, dead patches, reddish discoloration, yellowing and premature defoliation. All parts "And here's the link for the full article, which singles out some of the most dangerous plants in a UK context. Rhubarb Abnormal thirst, distorted sight, delirium, incoherence and coma. The prime example of this is the black walnut tree.