Arborforce Environmental Policy

We are a green energy resource company producing thousands of tons per year to supply and support clean air acts. Recycling and reusing of your clean wood waste not only reduces your costs, but also enhances the future of our environment. Nothing green that we remove goes to the dump, it gets reused and put back into the environment to enhance our children’s future.

Tony believes that in protecting and preserving the environment it is paramount to our business because it is ours and everyones business. That is why we aim to go as far as we can when it comes to conserving the environment.

The chip created from your trees will be available for you to use as mulch providing you let us know prior to setting the truck up and that we can either have a clear area to spray the mulch straight from the chipper or, tip them from the truck into a pile. What you don’t want, we take it away to a place where it will be used as mulch or recycled into compost.

Your wood can be cut into logs for you to keep for burning. If you don’t have a use for it then we’ll take them somewhere where they are needed, either for burning or recycling into compost.

All material generated from our work is recycled and put to good use. Nothing goes to landfill!

Our Green Policy

We recognise that the nature of our work may have a negative impact on the environment, and as such we have devised a system of proper arboricultural practices that allows Arborforce to minimize and mitigate any damage as possible in every situation.

By following these practices, backed up by a good understanding of tree biology we can minimize the stresses placed on trees whilst we work on them. We aim to retain trees, wherever possible, and will consider all other measures before felling. Where it cannot be avoided, we will suggest options for replanting.

Conservation of Habitat

Many species of invertebrates, birds, lizards, possums etc are dependent on trees for their survival, this includes dead trees?

We aim to avoid destroying dead wood habitat trees and retain standing dead wood, where possible. When planting, we will encourage you to consider our native tree species which have the most value in creating new habitat for Australian fauna.

Use of Power tools

The bulk of our work is using chainsaws. Unfortunately professional chains saws still run on petrol, but where practical we use hand tools. Our chainsaws are lubricated with vegetable based oil when working near or over ponds pools and delicate areas rather than harmful mineral oils.

Recycling

Where possible, we encourage clients to make use of the materials that arise from work on their trees. Logs cut on your property can be seasoned and burnt for fuel. Wood chip produced as a waste material can be recycled as mulch to ameliorate the soil, particularly around the base of trees where it acts as a fertilizer and may help reduce soil compaction.

Also we recycle all paper and waste products from our office to further look after our environment.