Cherry Firewood. Safe to burn or not?

We cut down a wild cherry tree in our back yard and would like to use the wood in our wood burning fireplace. Some people have told us this wood puts off toxic fumes. Is it safe to burn or not? Thanks.


Cherry is fine to burn. Depending on the species of cherry, it may even give off a pleasant aroma when burning. I think that the misconception about cherry being a poisonous firewood stems (pun intended) from the chokecherry tree which has seeds that can be toxic to horses and children when eaten in a large quantity.

But no worries about burning it. Enjoy!

-Firewood Matt

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