Besides helping trees we also have tackled some of the problems any business has in becoming more sustainable. We started by making small changes. Since the beginning, ArborScape has tried to make sure chippers and trucks aren’t run excessively when on site. We re-use available materials to fix equipment and also purchase equipment which can be used for different types of tree care jobs.
In 2011 we became more ambitious acquiring hybrid vehicles to cut gas consumption. That larger investment has been successful for smaller vehicles. However, we’re still frustrated by the lack of available bucket and dump trucks in the hybrid category.