Can I burn my clippings of a tree

Asked March 29, 2014, 7:00 PM EDT

Can I burn my trimmings of the bush/tree bauhinias orchid trees? I gave been removing excess and have to dispose of it but do not really compost and hate to throw away. It seems to me it would be useful for kindling or small fires we use to teach fire safety to scouts. Is it nontoxic/safe for this use?

Galveston County Texas trees and shrubs surviving wildfire horticulture

1 Response

Everything I have read about this species does not indicate that this tree is harmful if burned. Remember it not advisable to stand and breath the smoke of any burning vegetation for long periods of time due to particulate matter and other chemicals found in smoke.