We have a bunch of dead tree waste, both from a dead tree as well as trees dropping branches. I think they are mostly box-elder tree parts.
Is there anything we can do in order to turn this into useful garden material? Either fertilizer or somehow otherwise use it?
It seems if we could convert this into something, it'd be useful for our garden. My best thought so far is to burn it and use the ashes. I assume any sort of composting process would take far too long?
For example, here is the quantity and type of material I'm talking about: