I am going to cut my old Smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria). I nave noticed, that it smells nice, similar to eucalyptus. Would it be possible to use it's wood for a fire during winter, which may be not coming now, but next winter season, when enough days have passed?


  • Very good question. We have _italicised_the scientific name for you. Thank you for your question. – M H Jul 30 at 22:31
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    Be careful burning anything that contains a lot of volatile oils. I once put a heap of mahonia prunings on a bonfire. Ten seconds later I had a firework display of burning mahonia leaves flying into the air and blowing around in the wind before they landed. No serious damage done, but that was NOT fun. – alephzero Jul 31 at 18:46

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