I have most of this winter raking up my greatest weed enemy TRAD into piles, transporting this to an open space and alternating layers of Trad with either horse manure or dry tree mulch to produce composting piles like the ones above. These then settle down after a few weeks into a pile that I can plant into. The Trad holds quite a lot of moisture, and so doesn't need extra moisture to be added when mixed with horse manure which also has a degree of dampness. I've planted out lettuce, zucchini, and now pumpkins into these piles, and everything is growing very well. It has been a lot of work but my fruit trees are now clear of Trad and I've mulched over where the Trad was and I hope that when the wet weather eventually comes all the very small bits left will have dried out and died. It is almost impossible to get all of the Trad up even though it rolls up into manageable piles, little bits break off and remain.