I often find that when I take trees down that it's the "mid-size" branches that cause me the most trouble: they're too thick to use wood shears on, and too thin for easy chainsaw cutting. I took this solution from the truly excellent book "Norwegian Wood" by Lars Mytting. Basically, you build a fence type frame. As you collect those pesky sized branches, place them in the rack. Another view: I have eight sharpened stakes (just random branches made into stakes) as supports. Driven in with a sledge hammer. When the rack is full, grab the chainsaw. ... and this is the fun and rewarding part.... start cutting. In a few minutes you have a nice little wood pile.