Dangers of Japanese Yew 2017 Idaho

Idaho Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Dozens of big game animals including deer, elk, and pronghorn have died this year after eating the plant ...

Plant plants that are nontoxic to wildlife February 8, 2017 Idaho, Idaho Statesman
...  plant Idaho native shrubs instead of yews and other evergreen shrubs that are deadly to those ungulates (hooved animals). Evergreen native shrubs that are safely ingested by those that browse on twigs and needles include Oregon grape-holly (Berberis aquifolium) and Oregon boxleaf (Pachystima myrsinites), both tolerant of shade...

Popular landscaping bush kills big-game animals February 10, 2017 Idaho, Post Register
... watched a mule deer eat from the poisonous yew bush in Smith’s back yard Feb. 3. They followed as the deer ran over a hill.  “And it was dead,” Smith said. “They die that fast. It was not 10 minutes and that deer was dead. … 

Idaho Fish and Game Ask Idahoans Not to Plant Japanese Yew March 20, 2017 Newsradio 1310
... This winter Idaho Fish and Game says 30 elk, 50 pronghorns, a couple moose, several deer, and a number of domesticated animals died from eating Japanese yew...

101 big-game animals died of yew poisoning last winter in Idaho but some oppose ban May 16, 2017 Idaho, Idaho Statesman
... Representatives of Idaho’s nursery businesses and weed control superintendents united Tuesday to fight a potential rule to ban toxic landscaping yews in Idaho, while citizens concerned about the deaths of 101 big-game animals said that education won’t be enough ...

Idaho officials decline to ban toxic landscaping shrub August 29, 2017 McClatchy Washington Bureau
... County weed superintendents expressed concern about the costs of enforcing a new rule... Yew poisoning was cited as the cause of death for at least 28 elk, 50 pronghorn and an unknown number of deer this past winter ...
... Idaho State Department of Agriculture ... completed its negotiated-rulemaking process for a proposed rule banning certain species of yew plants as noxious weeds. The department declined to create a rule for the Legislature to review...

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