MapleGreen relies on precise logistics and routing practices to satisfy our customers. Not only do we aspire to serve as many customers as possible through our line of work, the way we do this also supports our goal of reducing our transportation-related emissions.
Our current behind-the-scenes routing practices apply to all company vehicles including property assessment vehicles, fleet chipper trucks, crane trucks, stump trucks and pickup trucks. This process increases efficiency and productivity, while reducing fuel consumption and emissions production.
Our company arranges both assessment and fleet crew daily routes according to geographic location, optimal traffic times and routes, construction zones, road closures and daylight hours. By doing so we are able to organize extremely productive work days to provide a high volume of accurate assessments and estimates, and skillfully complete tree work all over the GTA. Quoting and crew routing practices are also greatly influenced by the actual vehicles being used to drive to quote or job sites, the location of the job, the type of tree work to be completed at the job, and the equipment required to complete the job. When maintaining our vehicles, we often use locally-based mechanics and vehicle repair shops which also contribute to keeping our emission levels lower. This in turn helps to stimulate the local economy within Bolton and Caledon.
We have also practiced such precise routing on a grand scale. While partnering with cities such as Ottawa and Markham to grind thousands of stumps, we used in-house and city-provided mapping programs and tree inventories to efficiently complete work which was often time constrained. We are constantly improving and upgrading our in-house program and consult with city personnel on using and improving city-provided mapping programs to improve overall efficiency and reduce unnecessary emissions.
To improve our transportation-related emissions further, we are actively researching and planning for a shift into electric vehicles, trucks, and equipment. This shift is supported by a recent news announcement highlighting that the Region of Peel will be acquiring 40+ electric vehicle chargers as funded by Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program as well as the federal governments’ proposed electric vehicle funding increase directed towards automobile manufacturers to increase consumer access. Such electric vehicle and charging infrastructure, along with continued use of effective routing practices, will make MapleGreen’s goal of greatly reducing transportation-related emissions easily achievable.
The Sustainability Department is currently conducting a Greenhouse Gas (GHGs) Emissions Inventory to accurately measure the amount of quoter cars, crew vehicles, and equipment-related GHGs that were produced in 2019 compared to 2020 emission levels. The final results will be highlighted within the upcoming Sustainability Report and will assist with setting future transportation-related emissions reduction targets.
Contact MapleGreen Tree Services for highly optimized, low-emission estimates and tree service available across Caledon, King, Mono, Adjala, New Tecumseth, and beyond.