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Safe woods/branches include;
Acacia, Apple, Aspen, Balsa, Bamboo (real bamboo, not decorative which is toxic), Beech, Blue Spruce, Butterfly Bush, Buttonwood, Carob Tree, Cholla, Citrus (orange, lime, lemon, etc.), Cork Bark (not the wood of the cork oak, just the bark), Cottonwood, Crabapple, Crape Myrtle, Eucalyptus (), Forsythia, Grapewood (woody grape vines), Hazelnut, Hybiscus, Lilac, Madrone, Magnolia, Manzanita, Maple (except Red Maple varieties), Mimosa, Mountain Ash, Mulberry, Pear, Pecan, Plane Tree, Poplar, Rose of Sharon, Sassafras, Silk Tree, Strawberry Tree, Silver Maple, Sugar Maple, Sycamore, Redbud, Ribbonwood, Willow, Yucca.

Woods that are often considered safe, but may cause dermatological reactions in some gliders; Birch, Elm, Ficus, Dogwood, Pussy Willow, Rosewood, Rubber Tree.

Unsafe woods/branches include;
Trees that bear pit containing fruits are NOT safe woods to use. These include; Apricot, Avocado, Cherry, Nectarine, Peach, Plum, etc.

Other unsafe woods include (but are not remotely limited to); Box Elder, Boxwood, Cedar, Oak, Pine, Red variety Maples, Walnut, etc.

*These lists may not include every safe and unsafe wood available.