Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
- Safe operation of chainsaws NPTC qualified CS30/31 at Moreton Morrel College
- Qualified in PA1 and PA6 pesticide application
- 17th ed Wiring Regs qualified
- CRB cleared
- Age Concern Listed
PEST and DISEASE MANAGEMENT:
- To maintain a balance of pests and predators, to enable a reduction in the useage of chemicals
- To provide a range of habitats to encourage a diverse population of wildlife, including spiders, birds, frogs and toads, will help to control pest species.
- Crop rotations to break the life cycle of pest species.
- To grow plants that have a natural defence mechanism.
- To encourage a tidy workplace and eliminate plant debris.
MATERIAL and RESOURCES:
- We strive to use timber from FSA sources, or from our own local maintained renewable woodlands, thus retaining the landscape setting.
- We also try to promote and support rural woodland crafts and skills.
- We try to ensure that all new machinery is bought with a sustainable edge. Be it reduced fuel consumptions and reduced CO2 emissions.
- To maintain a mimalistic approach to machinery, with a focus on hands on.
- All the waste that we produce has both a financial and environmental cost associated with it that is often under estimated.
- Where possible we try to eliminate this waste at source, by reduce, re-use or recycle it.
- All general waste is seperated and disposed of in allocated skips, for recycling.
- Small quantities of waste are carried to a local recycling centre.
- Green waste where possible is composted at source, or grass is mulched.
- Unlike many, we are a 'Registered Carrier of Waste' Reg Nos EAN/942316 as required under 'The Control of Pollution Act 1989'
- Water may be costing more than you think. Few people identify water as a raw material that is paid for twice - to receive it and to take away the waste. Simple actions can lead to substantial savings.
- We try to encourage the introduction of specific watering of plants, ie leaky hoses or controlled watering systems.