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    I know from the information that I could find that you're not supposed to use pine and cedar in a frog enviroment, and that oak is kind of iffy. I just needed to know what woods are safe. I have a hybrid poplar and a few hickories in my yard, and my back yard if very wooded so I have woods like tulip poplars sweetgums and a sycamore. Can I use any of those? Thanks muches!
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    True pine is bad, but all fresh cut wood is also bad. Make sure your wood is down, and barkless. I like using 1/2 rotted wood, and taking all the mushy rot off with a rock or knife. I test the piece first to make sure core is solid. When rot is rubbed away remaining solid wood is multi colored. After it's scraped, I let it dry in the sun for a week or so. Any kind of driftwood is coincidered safe, and rotten wood(as explained above) has long leeched out toxins. But even a 10 year rotten pine stump will still smell like pine when it's cut.

    I have no idea on the trees u named. Best to stick to hardwoods

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    That being said I'll probably go with the Hickory or a Maple. They have a bunch of dead braches that fall, but get caught on other branches and never really hit the ground so I'm sure there will be some cool stuff up there.
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    Ah yes! Thank you, the specific article is helpful! ^.^ That was actually my second question, how to do the boiling and baking of the wood, but now that's gotten covered.
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