Posted: 13/12/2012 at 15:13
Yew berries are very poisonous, deadly, what about passing children? I know someone whose horse died from eating yew.
We've had a bit of discussion about this elsewhere. Grazing animals might eat lots of it and die as a result, but:
1. people very rarely chomp a lot of hedging
2. generally, people train and look after their children
3. yew trees are everywhere and we don't close down parks, churchyards and the countryside because there yew trees around
4. lots of other plants are toxic; where do we stop?