July 22, 2022

How to Implement Sustainability Into Your Tree Services Company


Trees are a vital part of our ecosystem, and it is important to take care of them. If you are running a tree service, it is important to make sure that you are doing so in a sustainable way.

In this article, we'll discuss some best practices for operating a tree service in a sustainable and safe 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.


Tree Services Best Practices

Understanding the basics of tree services is key to building a successful and sustainable 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 Training

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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Focusing on Sustainability 

Saving money is important, but it's not the only reason to focus on sustainability.

Sustainability is important for many reasons. For one, it helps to protect our environment. It also helps to ensure that we have a healthy planet for future generations. And finally, it can save you money in the long run. Implementing sustainability best practices is a win-win for everyone involved. 

There are many ways to make your tree service more sustainable. Here are a few tips:

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

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.

Why Sustainability is Important to SENNEBOGEN 

Not all sustainability efforts are created equally. When it comes to demanding continuous operation in material handling, in particular, it is important to save energy and to protect the environment. At SENNEBOGEN, we call this Green Efficiency—a sophisticated system which can sustainably reduce your material handler operating costs.

Advantages of 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

Our machines are built for efficiency and sustainability. For example, our SENNEBOGEN 718 boom has the ability to reach greater distances both up and down steep slopes when needed to access trees and brush.  The 718 reduces your tree-cutting crew to one trained operator and one automated, tree handling machine that can cut, transfer, and stack brush, branches, and tree sections using multiple attachments. There is virtually no set-up time required as the 718 is self-leveling, and able to reach into tight areas or sloped terrains.

Looking for a material handler 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.

Finding Success with Sustainability 

As you can see, there are many factors to consider when running a tree service. However, if you keep sustainability in mind, you will be well on your way to success. Implement these best practices, and you'll be sure to build a sustainable and eco-friendly business.

See how SENNEBOGEN can help with your sustainability efforts!

LEARN MORE: Take an in-depth look at the SENNEBOGEN line of tree care handlers as we compare and contrast common equipment modifications to inform you on the best options for your tree service business.


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