Palo Verde Firewood

I recently had a big Paloverde tree destroyed by a storm in my yard. Can I use the wood from it as firewood in my open fireplace? We live in Southeast Arizona.


Unfortunately Palo Verde trees make very poor firewood. The wood burns very quickly, doesn't coal well, and gives off an unpleasant odor. That pretty much covers most of the undesirable qualities that you should try to avoid in firewood.

My advice is to dispose of the wood unless you are really hard up for some firewood.

Hope this helps!

-Firewood Matt

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Jun 08, 2018
Palo Verde for firewood. NEW
by: Anonymous

Man,I don't know where you came up with your information on burning Palo Verde wood. It is great wood and in a campfire there will be very hot coals under the ash in the morning. The smoke is obnoxious, though. I've burned a lot of it in my wood stove.

Nov 11, 2015
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Dec 03, 2012
Will you taste what you smell?
by: Anonymous

If you realize that the aroma of the burning Palo Verde is pungent, than the taste of your marshmallows will probably reflect this odor.

Dec 26, 2011
Is palo verde smoke more toxic than other wood
by: Anonymous

We have a campfire in an open pit (concrete surround) on a regular basis, is the smoke from Palo Verde extra toxic or just strong smelling? can we roast marshmallows over the flames?

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