July 22, 2022

Sustainability in Forestry: Tips for Eco-Friendly Tree Care


As global awareness and responsibility continues to rise surrounding sustainability and environmental responsibility, forward-thinking organizations are answering the call of the consumer. In addition to adhering to industry-enforced regulations, many companies are establishing their own standards and guidelines to help partner with like-minded businesses, clients and customers. 

If you are running a tree service, it's important to make sure that you are doing so in a sustainable, environmentally-friendly way. Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem, and it is important to take care of them. In this article, we'll discuss some sustainable forestry practices for operating a tree service in an environmentally responsible way. We will cover topics such as waste management, employee training, and using the right equipment. Follow these tips, and you can be sure that your tree service is eco-friendly.


Sustainable Practices in Tree Care

Understanding the basics of tree services is key to building a successful and sustainable tree care business. Here are some best practices to keep in mind:

Waste Management

It is important to have a plan for what to do with the waste generated by your tree service. Trees can be repurposed into a variety of items and uses, so understanding those can help you make more sustainable decisions at each job site. You should look into recycling options, as well as ways to compost or reuse the waste.

Employee Efficiency

Make sure that your employees are properly trained in the use of your equipment and tree services best practices. This will help to ensure that they are following safety protocols and using the equipment correctly. This will also help to eliminate human error and unnecessary waste.

Using the Right Equipment 

Choose equipment that is designed for the specific type of tree service you are providing. This will help to minimize damage to the trees and to the environment. Using a machine that is too large or too small can result in wasted time and excess damage to a jobsite. Additionally, using an incorrectly sized machine or a machine not made for the job can increase safety risks and potentially harm the people at the job site and the surrounding environment.


Always put safety first when operating your tree service. This means following safety protocols, using the proper equipment, and training your employees properly. At SENNEBOGEN, we focus on creating a safe and efficient work environment with our machines. They are much safer than traditional tree removal methods and can greatly reduce the risk of injury. Gone are the days of relying on ladders and handheld chain saws. Instead, it’s important to use tree removal machines that are created with safety in mind.

By following these best practices, you can be sure that your tree service is sustainable, eco-friendly, and safe for your team and the environment. Implement these tips, and you'll be on your way to success.


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The Benefits of Adopting Sustainability in your Tree Care Business 

Prioritizing sustainability is essential, and it's not just because it saves you money. With growing consumer demands for environmentally-friendly businesses and services, it's more important than ever to focus on sustainability. By adopting sustainable practices, we help safeguard our planet's well-being and ensure a sustainable future for the coming generations. Plus, implementing sustainability best practices can benefit your bottom line over time, making it a win-win situation for all parties involved. 

Here are a few practical ways you can adopt sustainability in your tree service business right now:

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Whenever possible, reduce the amount of waste your tree service generates. You can also look into ways to reuse or recycle the waste.

Use Sustainable Materials 

Whenever possible, use sustainable materials in your tree service. This includes things like recycled paper products and eco-friendly cleaning products.

Train Your Employees

To ensure your employees are following safety protocols and utilizing equipment properly, it's crucial to provide them with comprehensive training on tree services best practices. This will not only help to prevent accidents but also ensure that your team is able to work efficiently and effectively, leading to better results for your clients.

Why Sustainability is Important to SENNEBOGEN 

When it comes to sustainability efforts, not all are created equally. Especially in demanding operations like material handling, it's crucial to save energy and protect the environment. SENNEBOGEN understands this, which is why we've developed Green Efficiency - an advanced system that can help you reduce your operating costs sustainably while ensuring continuous and efficient operation.

SENNEBOGEN's Sustainability Initiative: Green Efficiency

  • Optimized engine settings to reduce specific fuel consumption
  • Eco-mode: machine can operate with reduced engine speed
  • Idle automation for reducing speed to 40 % of operating speed
  • Stop automation switches the engine off when not needed
  • Top efficiency thanks to very large hydraulic valves and lines
  • Longer oil change intervals of 4,000 operational hours thanks to extended oil service life
  • Consistently quiet operation thanks to decoupled engine mounts reducing acoustic pressure levels by up to 4.5 dB


We take pride in building machines that are not only efficient but also sustainable.

Take our SENNEBOGEN 718, for instance. This powerful machine's boom is designed to reach greater distances and tackle steep slopes with ease, making it perfect for accessing trees and brush. With the 718, you only need one trained operator and an automated tree-handling machine that can cut, transfer, and stack brush, branches, and tree sections using various attachments. Plus, the 718 is self-leveling, so there's no time wasted on setup. As we continue to innovate, we remain committed to designing machines that make tree service work more efficient and eco-friendly, meeting consumer demands for environmentally-friendly businesses and services.


Building Success in Tree Care with Sustainability 

In conclusion, sustainable forestry practices are essential for operating an eco-friendly and successful tree service business. It is important to prioritize waste management, employee training, safety, and the use of the right equipment to minimize damage to trees and the environment.

Adopting sustainability best practices not only benefits the planet's well-being but can also benefit your bottom line in the long run.

At SENNEBOGEN, we understand the importance of sustainability and have developed Green Efficiency, an advanced system that can help reduce operating costs while ensuring continuous and efficient operation. We are committed to designing machines that make tree service work more efficient and eco-friendly, meeting the growing demand for environmentally-friendly businesses and services.


Looking for a tree care machine that is specific to your needs and keeps sustainability in focus? See how SENNEBOGEN is thriving into the future of tree care.


Who is a SENNEBOGEN best for?

  • Companies wishing to scale in terms of work volume and project size
  • Companies who want less “boots in the forest” to keep workers and job sites safe

What you'll get from SENNEBOGEN:

  • You’ll get the benefits of drastically increased productivity—up to 10x what you currently put out—and in less than half the time.
  • The speed with which you can arrive at a site, setup, perform your cuts and takedowns, and clean up the site will allow you to take on 3-5 more jobs in a single day with the same number of crew.



See how SENNEBOGEN can help with your sustainability efforts!


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