While cutting up some of that cherry and Keyaki I spied a felled palm tree. They grow in Japan and appear similar to the Windmill palm trees with the hairy bark. Would I be able to split, season and eventually burn this type of tree? I suppose my question is in 2 parts. Would the hairy bark be safe to burn (i.e. burning bits flying up the chimney pipe/or be smelly/ leave a residue...) and thus I'd need to remove the bark first? And secondly, is the wood similar to other trees (soft or hard) and burnable? In my mind, trees are trees and all burn if seasoned properly, though some do a better job of giving out heat. Anyone tried palm?