Jawplenty - Whatever byproducts are released when wood is burned doesn't change the fact that every year, new ones will sprout and grow into big trees, which can also be used for wood stoves. And if you've seen just two wood stoves used for heat or cooking in your 57 years, either you don't get out much or you're too upper crust to know what's coming out of all those chimneys everywhere is wood smoke. Hell there's a whole wood stove industry out there. Itty-bitty ones. Great big ones. Whole-house wood furnaces that heat the home, the water and even your driveway if you so choose.