Lucerne tree, tagasaste.

Jaco Bernardo

New Member
Hi, I've planted some lucerne trees on my plot, covered them so that they could grow. One is about 3 years old and the other are about 6 months old. Some are flowering at the moment. I've cut the bottom branches out because they were on the ground and gave it to my horses, they didn't eat it, so I've left the flowering tree open to see what the horses will do, but they never even considered the tree.

Is it possible that the trees become bitter or give off a taste while flowering so to keep animals away?

I know horses eat them as i gave a young tree to my neighbour and his horses stripped it a few times. So I don't know whats going on.