Brenda Groth wrote: they use cedar bedding for their horses and then there is the straw and hay in the mix as well as the horse manure..and it is some of the sweetest smelling most lovely compost you could get.
I don't think all wood is fine in compost.
I once had the "opportunity" of getting all the 50 year old sawdust I wanted from an old saw mill.
I hauled loads and loads of it. It turned out to be walnut and it poisoned the soil. It killed plants like lilies and was just plain poison. Not good.
The names woods are marketed under can be misleading and confusing. Just in the name of accuracy:
The kind of cedar that some people say may be toxic is the kind used for shavings, which is Eastern Red Cedar, or Aromatic Cedar. It's actually not a cedar, it's a juniper - Juniperus virginiana.