We had several huge pines looming over our little house and after a big windstorm this spring snapped some others in half nearby we finally had them professionally removed. Since we have a large lot we reluctantly agreed to keep custody of half the chippage---about 20 sq.yds.---ugh. I don't want to use any for mulch or compost as my soil is obviously too acidic as it is----we shovel some in when we have outdoor campfires but we'd like to make at least some other use of them before they all rot. Would a small amount of dry ones be alright to use in the stove, like in the morning to re-light the fire? Any other suggestions, serious or otherwise (scarecrows? hedgehog bedding?) much appreciated. Thanks.