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As walnut is toxic, (juglone) is it ok to burn as firewood? Has anyone experienced any problems burning it? Felling one tomorrow.

 

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2 minutes ago, Mick Dempsey said:

I burn it on my wood burner, I’m still alive.

Same here burnt loads done me no harm,goes really hard when seasoned and produces lots of heat

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Isn't juglone only toxic to plants? It appears to be used in food and cosmetics, so I would have thought you've be more at risk from normal woodsmoke.

 

You may be at risk from irate wood turners though if you burn any decent bits. ;)

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4 minutes ago, Rough Hewn said:

£2000 a cubic metre,
And you're burning it?

Totally rotten at the base. Multi-stemmed with lots of cavities. Not a lot of nice straight lengths.  Coming down before it falls down.

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8 minutes ago, Paul in the woods said:

Isn't juglone only toxic to plants? It appears to be used in food and cosmetics, so I would have thought you've be more at risk from normal woodsmoke.

 

You may be at risk from irate wood turners though if you burn any decent bits. ;)

Apparently,its very toxic to horses

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Totally rotten at the base. Multi-stemmed with lots of cavities. Not a lot of nice straight lengths.  Coming down before it falls down.

Oh well, firewood.

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