What is this tree?

Asked August 2, 2019, 1:48 PM EDT

There is a tree out in my pasture that I do not know what it is. I had thought from the leaves, maybe pecan, but now it has small black berries on it. The leaves are opposite, about 4 inches long and it had catkins (?) on it in the Spring.
Can you help identify it and tell me if it (or the berries) are toxic to horses?

Thank you so much ~ Dee

Franklin County Pennsylvania

2 Responses

The Penn State Expert who does plant identification is away from the office until September. I recommend you take your photos and a sample to your local Penn State Extension. They can help you identify it at the office or by sending it to the Penn State plant clinic.

Thank you so much for letting me know.