Another plus in cleaning the pile is - I found dinner! a rattlesnake was coiled under the pile and all parts will be utilized. Wonder if this is where my two kittens went that I am missing? Seriously though.....to prevent this I should have not had the rattlesnake habit to begin with. Getting the wood off the ground will prevent rats, mice, snakes, and termites.
Here are my before and after photos of the "bone yard". Will this inspire you to get out and get organized?