CAN I BURN MY CHRISTMAS TREE IN THE FIREPLACE?
No, because you could burn your house down if you throw even a few pine branches into the fire. Dried-out evergreens burn like tinder.
Christmas tree, a.k.a. pine tree, needles go up in a flash, plus the pitch in the wood creates huge, fast-burning sparks, which can fly across a room or out of the chimney and onto the roof setting your shingles on fire.
The combination of needles and pitch causes flames, heat and smoke to pour out of a fireplace opening with no warning. Also, the fire from a Christmas tree burns so hot that you’re sure to damage the firebox and the chimney.
DO NOT put your tree, or any of its branches, even for kindling, in the fireplace.
Get Rid of The Tree Properly:
Instead, compost your tree or bring it to a recycling center, which will chip it up and turn it into mulch.