Majestic Trees incorporates the highest environmental standards in all its planning and investments.
Our vehicles are amongst the cleanest and most environmentally friendly in the country.
We continue to invest heavily in the latest low-emission lorries, in 2019 alone investing over £275,000 to add three new Euro 6 trucks to our fleet as part of our ongoing fleet expansion and renewal programme.
We harvest rainwater to irrigate our trees
Rather than rely on mains water to irrigate our trees, we have invested over £95,000 to build two reservoirs which enable us to harvest rainwater from the 26 acre hillside. The water is then pumped around the nursery in a carefully controlled injector irrigation system, a highly efficient irrigation system with virtually no waste of water.
We clean our vehicles and equipment with a closed-loop water recycling system to conserve water and prevent any groundwater contamination
In 1991 the Water Resources Act made it a criminal offence (the penalty for infringement is imprisonment of up to three months and/or a fine of up to £20,000.00), to "cause or knowingly permit poisonous, noxious or polluting substances or solid waste matter to enter any controlled waters." We are fortunate to have a protected river running through our nursery, and want to take good care of it, so we have invested over £20,000 in a Waste2Water system. This system takes the wastewater that we use to wash our trucks, nursery and planting machinery and recycles it, cleaning it by using the Waste2Water closed loop recycling system which removes any risk of groundwater contamination.
The Waste2Water system is a fixed film biological treatment system, utilising specially engineered microbial blends for the breakdown of contaminants. The system provides a rapid breakdown of organic contaminants (oil, grease, gasoline, diesel, herbicides and pesticides) into carbon dioxide and water, and reduces wash water usage by a massive 90%.
We grow our trees in AirPots, which are made from recycled materials, are used and reused for up to 10 seasons, and then sent for recycling again.
We have invested in an electrostatic mist blower to dramatically reduce pesticide pollution.
Electrostatic sprayers use an electrical charge to disperse the pesticide droplets, which are then attracted to the vegetation being sprayed, thus dramatically reducing run off onto the ground and drift on the wind. The costs of these sprayers is significantly higher than conventional pesticide sprayers, but the environmental benefits are so great that we are proud to be the first containerised tree nursery in the UK to have invested in one..
We are fastidious about biosecurity, and active campaigners for tighter biosecurity measures in the horticultural industry and at our borders.
Not to be confused with bioterrorism, biosecurity is the protection of our living environment from harmful pests and diseases, many of which are imported and can cause large scale dieback in our landscapes. Dutch Elm disease, for example, or Ash Dieback, or the most recent threat of Xylella. You can read more about biosecurity and the Xylella crisis in particular here.