Proud Members of the SME Climate Hub

At Epic Tree Care, located in the picturesque North East Scotland, environmental responsibility isn’t just a priority – it’s at the heart of everything we do. As proud members of the SME Climate Hub, a global initiative dedicated to empowering small to medium-sized businesses to take decisive climate action, we are deeply committed to reducing our environmental impact. By joining this initiative, we have pledged to halve our emissions by 2030, aligning ourselves with the United Nations Race to Zero campaign.

Environmental Responsibility: Our Core Mission

Our journey towards sustainability began long before our commitment to the SME Climate Hub. At Epic Tree Care, we strive to recycle 99% of all waste generated by our tree work. This commitment is supported by our robust in-house processing capabilities, turning waste into valuable resources like firewood and woodchips. These materials are either donated to local projects, sold for biomass, or composted, ensuring nothing goes to waste.


Sustainable Practices in Tree Surgery

Operating since 2014, Epic Tree Care has built a reputation for efficiency, sustainability, and high-quality services in the field of forestry and arboriculture. Our range of services includes tree pruning, tree felling, stump grinding, and cable bracing, alongside professional advice and consultation. Each of these services is conducted with an emphasis on minimising environmental impact.

We recognise that tree surgery, particularly tree felling, might seem counterintuitive to environmental conservation. However, practices like woodland thinning can significantly benefit the environment. Thinning helps maintain a healthy woodland ecosystem by allowing more light to penetrate the forest floor, promoting the growth of diverse plant species and enhancing habitats for wildlife.


Commitment to Recycling and Carbon Sequestration

Our dedication to recycling is evident in our ambitious targets and achievements. We have invested in a static sawmill that allows us to board up timber, significantly increasing carbon sequestration compared to using the wood solely for firewood. This sawmill is a cornerstone of our sustainability practices, enabling us to maximise the environmental benefits of our work.

Moreover, our in-house firewood processors and chippers ensure that all remaining waste is efficiently converted into useful products. These products are then either sold for biomass energy, contributing to renewable energy sources, or donated to local projects, fostering community engagement and environmental stewardship.


Past Achievements and Future Goals

One of our notable achievements is the planting of 75 acres of new woodland with Scottish hardwood trees on surrounding farmland. This initiative not only enhances local biodiversity but also contributes to long-term carbon sequestration, aligning with our broader environmental goals.

Looking ahead, we have set targets to further our commitment to sustainability:

  • Increase Carbon Sequestration: We aim to reduce the amount of wood going to firewood stock and enhance our sawmill operations.
  • Explore Renewable Heat Alternatives: Investigating renewable heat options for our business operations.
  • Resource Efficiency: Continue conserving energy and water, minimising waste, and maximising recycling.
  • Waste Management: Ensuring safe keeping, transportation, and recovery or disposal of waste.
  • Environmental Investment: Including environmental considerations in all new plant, equipment, or working practices.


Environmental Policy and Monitoring

Our comprehensive environmental policy outlines our commitment and strategies for reducing our environmental footprint. This policy is not only a guideline for our operations but also a framework for continuous improvement. Regular monitoring and an annual management review ensure that we stay on track with our objectives and targets.


Join Us in Our Environmental Journey

At Epic Tree Care, we believe that every small step counts in the fight against climate change. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the environment through sustainable practices and innovative solutions. By choosing Epic Tree Care, you are not only opting for exceptional tree care services but also supporting a business that prioritises the planet.

We invite you to join us in our journey towards a greener, more sustainable future. Together, we can make a significant difference and ensure that our natural environment thrives for generations to come.

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Craigenseat Farm, Crossroads, Keith, AB55 6LQ, United Kingdom
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