Ace Arboriculture Ltd understands the importance of protecting the environment and is committed to minimising the environmental impact of its 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 and 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.
All employees are provided with a copy of this Environmental Policy
and ensure they understand and comply with this policy.
Many species which we encounter are protected by law, including:
･ Nesting birds, their nests and eggs
Ace Arboriculture Ltd work within the guidelines set out in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW).
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.
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
The following measures are put in place to help reduce our environmental impact.
･ To use bio-degradable chainsaw oil
･ To use traditional methods i.e. Hand saws wherever possible
･ To plan appointments and arrange visits to reduce journey times
･ Purchasing equipment designed to be fuel efficient and to comply with noise pollution regulations
･ Working within guidelines set out in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, the Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000, the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 and Part III of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985
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.
We have 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 We are also registered by the Environment Agency.
Ace Arboriculture is constantly reassessing its environmental policy and implementing any new advances in working practices and technology to assure that we are minimizing our effect on the environment.