Environmental Policy

Macclesfield Tree Care (MTC) is committed to minimising the impact of its activities on both the local and global environment, by taking all possible steps to prevent pollution, to avoid damage to habitats, and to minimise its carbon footprint.

MTC works safely and efficiently on site and operates within the guidelines set out in the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW) to help keep the public safe and maximise safe working areas.

MTC promote reduction rather than removal of trees, where possible, and also encourage re-planting.

Where possible and with permission MTC will leave habitat piles or dead stems to encourage diversity of wildlife, and minimise the impact on the local fauna.

MTC encourage our clients to install bird boxes where appropriate, and will hang these in trees at no extra cost to the client.

MTC promote the re-use of waste materials, by selling logs for fuel, or wood chip for landscaping.

All other green waste is sent to green waste recycling facilities (for composting), to minimise use of landfill.

MTC aims to minimise energy wastage, and minimise 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.

Vehicles and machinery are regularly serviced ensuring maximum fuel efficiency

MTC will correspond via e-mail where possible, and runs a paper-free office as far as is possible