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Yellow Wood tree, Cladastris kentukeus

 
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Has anyone had experience with the beautiful yellow wood tree? I have one on my property and it's a stunning tree. Specifically, I'd like to know if anyone has coppiced and used it as a fodder tree for cattle, goats or even chickens. I did see that unlike other legumes, it doesn't fix nitrogen.
 
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I looked this tree up as I had never heard of it.  You are right as it looks like a beautiful tree.

I saw that this tree is an important source of food for pollinators and offers shelter and nesting opportunities.

I did not see any mention of this tree being used as fodder for cattle or other farm animals.

Many tree leaves are edible for both humans and animals.

I have always relied on the instinct of animal as to ediblity.
 
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Thanks! I couldn't find out anything on-line either about yellow wood as a fodder tree but giving it to animals in small doses is probably a good idea. My niece is homesteading in Tennessee, where this tree is native so I thought it might be a good choice for her. I love the one my dad planted at least 50 years ago here in eastern Pennsylvania. Have lots of seeds if anyone wants some.
 
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