Acme Tree Services Ltd
Acme was established in 2000 by husband and wife team Michael and Debbie Evans. Acme has since grown and developed and is now proud of its excellent reputation for offering an exceptionally high quality service, carried out by polite and friendly people at competitive prices.
All our staff are helpful, trustworthy and reliable, and carry out their work with care and attention and with minimum disruption, and always leave the area tidy.
Based in Burntwood, near Lichfield, Staffordshire we operate within most areas throughout the Midlands and its surrounding counties, including South Derbyshire, North Warwickshire and Shropshire.
Our experienced and efficient tree surgeons are all NPTC qualified. We operate a continual training programme to ensure our specialist teams are kept up-to-date with new industry techniques and standards, which in turn ensures the company continues to develop and progress.
We're recommended by many local authorities to carry out tree work to BS3998: Recommendations for Treework. We are approved to work on trees that have a preservation order (TPO), and also those areas that are sites of specific scientific interest (SSSIs) and trees within conservation areas.
We have earned a reputation for offering a comprehensive, quality service that is competitive, always friendly and, very importantly, reliable.
We offer professional grounds maintenance to large estates, local authorities, schools and businesses.
We will tailor our service around your requirements delivering seasonal maintenance programmes suitable for individual sites and each customers needs. Some of our services include:
- Grass cutting
- Shrub and flower bed maintenance
- Hedge work
- Leaf clearing
- Litter picking
We provide customers with a comprehensive, efficient and cost effective service which incorporates all aspects of arboriculture and tree management.
The majority of our consultancy is carried out by Wharton Arboriculture Ltd, providing both our domestic and business customers with a comprehensive, efficient and cost effective service which incorporates all aspects of arboriculture and tree management.
Some of the consultancy services provided are:
- Tree Inspections and Surveys
- Tree Risk Assessment, Management and Policy
- Quantified Tree Risk Assessment
- Tree Preservation Orders, Planning and Appeals
- BS5837 Surveys and Reports for Development
- Government Support and Advice
- Ancient and Veteran Tree Management
- Arboricultural Mortgage and Insurance Reports
- High Hedge Complaints and Appeals
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We regularly carry out work within conservation areas, on trees covered by tree preservation orders (TPOs) and sites of specific scientific interest (SSSIs) and therefore have a full understanding of the legal requirements to carry out work on trees covered by legal covenants.
Acme will always adhere to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, and the Habitats Regulations 2007.
Where appropriate and practical we will try to encourage our customers to leave habitat stumps for woodpeckers, bats etc. and log piles to promote many other species of wildlife.
Outdoor Conservation Classrooms
Bringing conservation and wildlife observation to school children is so important and can be very easy to achieve. We’ve created numerous outdoor conservation classrooms, utilising areas that already existed on the school grounds.
This can involve:
- Designating a suitable area
- Making safe any existing trees
- Planting or re-planting new trees
- Creating pathways
- Introducing a clear area covered with woodchip for lessons
- Inserting large logs or stumps for seating
- Creating habitats such as damp, watery areas to encourage toads and newts
- Introducing log piles for wildlife habitats.
- Inserting bird and bat boxes.
Bird baths, bird houses and feeding tables can then be added along with bat boxes for the children to observe. An observation tent and binoculars are good fun to include too.
During lesson time or in gardening and eco clubs the children can then learn how to make inexpensive habitats for our wildlife using products that would normally be thrown away, i.e. drinks cartons, old garden pots and even a pair of old wellies. The children can decorate these to make colourful habitats like bird houses, bird baths, owl homes, even ladybird and bee houses – all can then go out on display in the conservation area and... just imagine how excited they are to see what takes up residence in their very own creation!
All of our operators have been CRB checked and have certificates which enable them to work within school grounds.
Acme are committed to actively conserving our environment.
Acme recognises the importance of managing and reducing the environmental effects of its operations and is committed to continuous improvement. Some of the measures in place to help are:
- Using biodegradable chainsaw oil
- Ensuring machinery is switched off and not left idling when not in use
- Arisings are re-cycled as seasoned logs, or woodchip for gardening, play areas
- Encouraging our customers to leave habitat stumps for woodpeckers, bats etc. and log piles for many other species of wildlife
- Adhering to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, the Habitat Regulations 2007 and the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986
- Making no unnecessary journeys in company vehicles
- Communicating as much as possible through technology, i.e. internet/email/telephone etc. to avoid unnecessary journeys, paper wastage, postage fees etc.
- Purchasing only machinery/equipment that is designed to reduce environmental impact
- Sourcing less harmful substances when spraying