Treespan incorporates environmentally sustainable practices throughout the business values, policies and methods.
With constant assessment and renewals of environmental sustainable practices used by us, Treespan aims to stay abreast of advancements in sustainable methods. These practices include, but is not limited to:
- Carbon offsetting through tree replanting programs
- Recycling green waste.
- Educate our customers on good environmentally sustainable practices.
Treespan is implementing a carbon neutral policy in an effort to educate and help our customers on the importance of trees in our environment.
We are now working with partner companies to offset our carbon footprint by funding tree replanting programs.
Trees Help Fight Climate Change
As trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Trees provide many benefits to us, every day. They offer cooling shade, block cold winter winds, attract birds and wildlife, purify our air, prevent soil erosion, clean our water, and add grace and beauty to our homes and communities.
The Urban Heat-Island Effect
Urban areas without trees can be
heat islands, with significantly higher temperatures. Planting trees in your city’s urban areas is a winning investment for the city, its citizens, and the environment. Urban areas without trees can become “heat islands,” with significantly higher temperatures than other commercial and residential areas with trees. Adding more trees to your city streets, parks, schools, and downtown areas will help keep communities cooler, reducing energy needs.
Understand the Impact of Replanting
There is a long list of reasons why it is important to keep Australia’s forests healthy.
- Water Protection –The natural water filtration trees provide can lower costs associated with drinking water treatment.
- Air Quality – Trees remove pollution from the atmosphere, improving air quality.
- Wildlife Habitat – Large populations of wildlife rely on forests for food, cover and water.
- Endangered and Threatened Species Habitat – National forests provide habitat for one-third of all federally listed threatened or endangered species.
- Soil Stabilisation – Trees reduce the effects of erosion caused by water and wind.
- Flood Control – Forests reduce floods, minimizing sediment, nitrates and phosphorus runoff into critical waterways.
- Reclamation – Areas that were deforested for mining, agriculture, lumber, etc., can be returned to their original forested state.
- Riparian Buffers – Trees help improve water quality in streams, rivers and lakes and also protect these waterways from the impact of adjacent land uses. In addition, riparian forests regulate water temperatures for many critical aquatic species.
- Carbon Sequestration – National forests sequester more than 50 million metric tons of carbon each year. This helps to combat climate change.
- Future Seed Source – Large-scale reforestation provides a future seed source in areas of high mortality and severe burn.
- Job Creation – Forest restoration and maintenance means the creation of new jobs as well as the sustainability of existing jobs.