GraftinGardeners are serious about protecting the environment and always try their best to have as little impact as possible, on surrounding areas, wildlife and their habitats, while carrying out our works.
We think it’s important to minimise disturbance on habitats and keeping the wildlife populations balanced, by creating mulch or log piles. Our chainsaw equipment uses biodegradable oil, which is a step towards a cleaner environment.
We always practice the best pruning procedures by following the guidelines set out in the British Standards (BS 3998), ensuring trees are kept in good health and appearance.
Environmental Considerations and Habitats
There are laws in place for the protection of nesting birds/eggs and bats. We make sure there are no birds nesting in trees or hedges, before we prune or remove them. We sometimes use traditional sawing methods with hand tools, reducing noise pollution.
GraftinGardeners always abide to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and follows the guidelines in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW).
How we Process Waste
As part of our environmental policy, nearly all of our green waste is recycled. The wood chippings/mulch are used in allotments and gardens, as well as being dumped recycling centres. The logs are either sent to recycling centres or kept, and split to make firewood.
If appropriate for the customer (in woody areas), we will leave a practical amount of waste onsite, for use in mulch or log piles. This is one way we encourage wildlife and reduce the impact we leave on the area.
Waste Disposal and Carriers Licensed
All team members are fully licensed to carry and dispose of all green waste material. You can find our certificates below.
Sometime in the near future, we hope to convert all of our trucks, chippers and equipment, to run on bio-diesel fuel. We also aim to plant a new tree for every one taken down, or at least 100 per year.