Blog : Meet a Green Alliance Business: Cornerstone Tree Care

By Kyle | Jun 9, 2014 | in

Who: Cornerstone Tree Care

What: Owner Micum Davis says he likes to channel the Lorax, Dr. Seuss' environmentally friendly character, when he says he speaks for the trees. In many ways, Davis does provide the trees a voice, working within the natural environment on job sites to ensure that pruning is not just for the sake of the customer, but also for the health of the trees. Cornerstone looks to employ the least invasive approach, including not wearing boot spikes when climbing (which can damage tree bark and eventually kill a tree), using non-toxic, biodegradable lubricants for equipment and offering an organic blend of mulch made from recycled tree waste. Cornerstone recognizes that traveling from job to job can have harmful effects on the environment and thus limits work to a 20-mile radius of the Seacoast.

Where: P.O. Box 4505, Portsmouth

Web: www.cornerstonetree.com

What makes them green:
• Educates about the many benefits of trees to both people and ecosystems.
• Advocates for tree preservation over removal.
• Uses 2-cycle gasoline oil mix created from waste tallow which reduces toxic airborne pollutants by 48 percent.
• Compost processes and recycles tree waste into lumber, firewood or mulch.
• No-idling policy for all trucks and equipment.
• Biodegradable chain lubricants and hydraulic fluids.
• Never wear spikes when pruning trees to avoid tree injury.
• All diesel equipment runs on biodiesel.
 

All Green Alliance businesses are green certified. Read Cornerstone Tree Care's full certification documents and learn more about its sustainability initiatives and those of more than 100 other local green businesses at www.greenalliance.biz.