Here at Frontline Tree Services, we are committed to minimising the impact our activities have on both the local and global environment, by taking all possible steps to prevent pollution, to avoid damage to habitats, and to reduce our carbon footprint.
The key points of our strategy to achieve this are as follows:
Frontline Tree Services are committed to meet or exceed all relevant legal requirements, Environmental Legislation Standards, and Codes of Practice. We take all steps to minimize risk to employees, customers, the public, and also to wildlife and we continually re-assess our Environmental Policy to respond to and incorporate new ideas.
Nesting birds and their nests and eggs are protected by law. Many other species such as bats and badgers are also protected. We work within the guidelines set out in the Wildlife Act 2000 and the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1995.
We undertake a Bat Presence Survey prior to felling possible habitats. We inform our customers of any protected species which prevent work from being undertaken.
We promote reduction rather than removal of trees, where possible, and also encourage re-planting. Where possible we leave habitat piles or dead stems to encourage diversity of wildlife, and minimise the impact on the local fauna.
We promote the re-use of waste materials, by selling our waste wood as logs for fuel, or as wood chip. All other green waste is sent to green waste recycling facilities (for composting), to minimise use of landfill.
We aim to minimise energy wastage, and reduce our carbon footprint, by using the most efficient routes for travel, and the most appropriate vehicles for each job.
Vehicles and machinery are not left with the engines idling when not in use.