ABOUT RED TREE SURGERY

QUALIFICATIONS

All our employees are fully NPTC qualified and have a genuine interest in tree surgery, gardening and the science of environmentalism.

Red Tree Surgery are fully insured with public liability insurance up to £5 Million and guarantee a safe, professional service.
With all work done to a British Standard: BS3998.

We are CSCS Card Holders, qualified to carry out Tree Surveys and legal Waste carriers with our own Recycling site.

All waste is completely removed from every job, and depending on its type and quality either seasoned and used as timber, chipped for decorative bark and mulch, logged and bagged for wood burners or composted.
The environment is of paramount concern at Red Tree Surgery and every effort is made to recycle all waste and minimise our carbon footprint wherever possible.

Environmental Agency Waste carrier policy

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Statement:
Red Tree Surgery understands the importance of protecting the environment and is committed to minimising the environmental impact of it's activities. It is our policy to be responsible for the environment and to comply with all relevant legal requirements. Our aim is to take all reasonable precautions to prevent pollution and to avoid habitat damage and also to use the latest equipment to help reduce our carbon footprint.

Our company continually assesses and improves its environmental policy in order to achieve and maintain its high environmental standards. Our policy includes the following which is adhered to by our staff to minimize any environmental impact.

Environmental knowledge:
All employees and sub-contractors are provided with a copy of this Environmental Policy and we ensure they understand and comply with this policy.

Habitat Protection:
Many species which we encounter are protected by law, including:

Red tree surgery work within the guidelines set out in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW).

Nesting Birds:
We will undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) before the commencement of any tree or hedge work. During the nesting season between early March and late August, we will thoroughly check for signs of nesting birds before work commences. If nesting birds are discovered during the EIA, work is rescheduled to after the nesting season. If we find nesting birds when work has commenced we will immediately stop and rescheduled to later in the year.

Bats:
Before work commences we check for bat roost sites and an EIA is undertaken prior to the felling or disturbance of any potential sites. We will inform all customers of the possibility of any suspected bat roost sites as early as possible and if we find a roost site this may prevent work from being undertaken.

Environmental Impact:
The following measures are put in place to help reduce our environmental impact.

Noise Pollution:
The Company advocates the use of 'traditional' methods where possible and it is company policy to use hand saws where practicable to minimise environmental impact and noise pollution.

Recycling:
We have on site facilities to recycle waste produced as a result of our operations. We promote the re-use of waste materials by selling/donating waste wood as firewood and woodchip as garden mulch. We also provide our customers on request with stacked logs for firewood and/or process waste as woodchip which can be distributed on their grounds.

Reassessment:
Red tree surgery are constantly reassessing it's environmental policy and implementing any new advances in working practices and technology to assure that we are minimizing our effect on the environment.