Twigs, sticks, branches galore
My garden is COVERED in them. And all the sticks from the rest of the yard is behind our shed in a massive pile. Its 7' high and its 10' by 10'. Tons upon tons of sticks and branches from the giant oak tree, 3 massive maple trees, ALL the free lance seedlings growing in the hedges, the pine tree. Earlier this year we took out a 8' tall apple tree that was growing in the hedges along with an oak tree that was producing acorns. Its a pretty old lot here.
Anyway! Back to the topic. What the frick do I do with all of this wood. There are no fireplaces or bbq pits people can use them for, lots are too small. We already used a fraction of it to border the rest of the gardens. And for some reason, some of the trees are growing while they are just laying there. No roots or anything. My woodland looks trashy with this amount of litter. This year I took down tons of dead dried up branches from the dogwoods, black cherries, oaks and maples and just let them lay there.
How long do you suspect these to begin to rot? Is there anything I can do to speed up the process? And these sticks are not very thick. Biggest one if 4" in diameter. The rest is thinner than my wrist. Thats pretty small to begin with.