About to cut down large Chinese Tallow Tree that did not make it through latest drought.
Is it good firewood? I know it is not the best but is it adequate from resin, smell, etc. standpoint? In Texas, not worried about heating value.
To be honest, I'm not familiar with the Chinese Tallow Tree as it does not grow in my area.
However, I've done some research and it makes poor firewood from a heating quality standpoint.
I have heard some stories about allergic reactions that have happened as a result of cutting down these trees from the sap. Most reactions have only been minor, but apparently the sap can cause serious damage when it gets into the eye.
My recommendation is to stay away from this species for all purposes. It's a highly invasive species that shouldn't be planted and mostly just causes a lot of problems.
Good luck and if anyone else has any experience with Chinese Tallow Tree, please add to this article by posting a comment.