Understanding the increasing need to care for the environment, Wilby Tree Surgeons aim for a 100% recycling rate.

This is also in relation to our IS0 14001 award, the international standard for Environmental Management which sets out businesses requirements for recycling, sustainability and protecting the environment. This certification is a prestigious award with only 5% of all UK businesses achieving it.

Green Waste

Tree surgery and general landscape maintenance generates a large amount of green waste. All of our green waste is recycled through a variety of means:

  • Processing of timber into: firewood, carvings, fence posts and other building materials
  • Chipping of green waste and supplying to power stations for biomass energy production
  • Composting for supply to local, private and commercial clients as mulch

Environmental Responsibility

In an aim to reduce our impact on the environment Wilby Tree ensure that:

  • Chainsaws run on biodegradable chain oil
  • All non-green waste is recycled in line with manufacturer guidelines
  • Products used are monitored and evaluated in order to reduce excesses
  • Office waste is recycled including printer cartridges, plastics, paper, cardboards, mobile phones and
    fluorescent lighting tubes
  • All waste oil and toxic fluids are collected and processed by licensed waste handlers

We also take serious responsibility to protect all wildlife. In accordance with guidelines set by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 we undertake a habitat assessment on every tree requiring works and its surrounding vegetation prior to any operations being carried out. The assessment aims to determine if any disturbance will occur as a result of tree work and establish the most suitable course of action to take.


“Wilby Tree Surgeons Ltd are running a very professional tree surgery business with a willingness and desire to do the very best in terms of arboricultural practices, legislative and industry good practice requirements. On site work practices and paperwork have been maintained to a very high standard.”

Chris Cooper-Abbs – Arboricultural Association Approved Contractor Scheme Assessor