Attempting to Live a Sustainable Lifestyle in St. Louis

Environmentally friendly decisions are tough

Dilemma: Dog vs. Buckeye Tree January 2, 2008

Filed under: General Green 2.0,Landscaping,Live Green 2.0 — budint @ 4:59 pm
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As previously mentioned we got this new puppy, which will be a great addition to our house once it’s complete. One issue though is that our house has a buckeye tree behind it and Buckeyes are poisonous to dogs. Our initial reaction was that we needed to cut the tree down and plant a non-toxic replacement tree. Especially since our puppy seems to eat anything and everything.

However, after talking w/ my uncle and seeing how our vet downplayed the threat, we’ve decided to keep the tree. Especially since it’s such a beautiful tree. See pic below from wikipedia since ours doesn’t currently have leaves.

buckeye

Guess our puppy will just have to learn to not eat everything. And I’ll probably have to rake up all of the fallen buckeyes in the fall.

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