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Yes, all types of Acer Rubrum are toxic. The problem is that it is impossible to tell when they toxic. Broken branches and wilting leaves are dangerous, sometimes drought is a danger, fall and spring are their most poisonous times.
The naturally fallen leaves are not considered a problem. The best thing would be to fence around the trunk so that the goats can't reach the bark and any broken branches should be picked up immediately.
 

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Thanks goat hiker , I'm trying to find a nice pretty leafy tree to plant in one of my fields for shade but I don't want it toxic, any suggestions?
 

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On fiasco farms list maples are not toxic except red maples. What other types of trees would be best for a goat pasture?
 

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American Beech, Northern Catalpa, Green Ash, Cottonwood, Poplar, Tree of Heaven, Myrtle, White Oak, Alder, Elderberry, Pines, Spruce, Fir, Hemlock, Vine Maple, Big leaf Maple, Aspen,

Yes, Acer Rubrum is the Maple specie to avoid, the other types are safe.
 
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