On Sat last weekend I went down and broke two piles of sticks and logs down. I rearranged them as path borders. The work can still stand to be finished; I only put in about an hour till I was pooted out.
If we want bark we can just order some up. It will have a lot more value as cover than the de-composed sticks and we'd get about 10 times the volume for the money we'd spend on a chipper to make splinters ourselves.