From the beginning, Hobart Arbor Co. has valued and implemented ethical tree care, sustainable practices, and tree preservation. We have an established relationship with Landcare Tasmania and as a corporate member, we are a contributing sponsor, active supporter and participant in community landcare projects in Tasmania. So far we have been lending our hands for National Tree Day, nesting box Installations, rodenticide awareness and from the beginning we have been donating money for every mature tree we remove.
To learn about our sustainability programs (tree plantings and nesting box installations to name a few) we deliver in partnership with Landcare Tasmania click here or visit our Sustainability Practices pages. To learn more about our day-to-day sustainable operations keep reading below. These are of course small things we do to help a big problem and we are always looking for new practices and programs to implement.
OUR SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES
RECYCLING 100 % OF OUR TREES WITH THE HELP OF COMMUNITY
We are connected to local landscapers, woodcarvers, designers, builders, and gardeners and we donate the wood to all of them. These creative and talented people re-purpose the wood into carvings sculptures and structural bases which can be found in communal areas such as school playgrounds, gardens, and community parks. We also salvage and donate unique timber that can be used in woodturning or for artwork.We offer a free firewood collection for people in need and our CHIPS 4 TREES program rehomes wood chips not wanted by our clients. We do not dump wood or take unwanted wood to landfill – it is all used in one way or another
We operate with minimal equipment required to run our business successfully and make purchases that can be used for multiple tree care jobs. We try to make sure our equipment is not run excessively and when possible we use battery-powered chainsaws or hand tools which lower our overall emission output. To avoid contaminating the environment we promote the use of natural treatments for trees and vegetation when required.
Trees trunks or dead trees offer a place for foregoing, protection from predators, and a home to live and nest. When our customers have the opportunity available, we encourage them to retain a tree or parts of a tree to create natural habitats.
We use our Instagram account as a tool to connect with our community and share key messages, spreading awareness of the value of trees. We hope to educate and promote; Alternative solutions to tree removal, the right tree in the right place, and advocate for ethical and sustainable tree care, tree preservation, and tree planting.