By hiring the TreeStation services, either as a one-off or through an ongoing contract, you are supporting a local, ethical and dedicated project. We trust that the following reasons, combined with the testimonials of satisfied customers (see our Domestic or Commercial section), will encourage you to choose us as your service provider.
We are strongly committed to our ethical values. They are the reason we are in business, and we stick to them in day-to-day practice. We are a not-for-profit co-operative (BenCom), and are genuinely eco-friendly. Thanks to the project’s integrated services, we are able to ensure all arisings from your treework or woodland project are re-used in the most environmentally-efficient manner.
We guarantee our advice is always impartial. Although we recommend you combine the use of our in-house consultancy and contracting services for better integration, efficiency and communication, there is strictly no obligation to do so.
I engaged the team from Greater Manchester TreeStation to remove two very large poplars from my garden. From quotation to completion, the team were extremely knowledgeable, courteous, reliable, incredibly hard working and carried out the work to an exemplary standard. The site was left impeccably clean and tidy. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Why eco-friendly & what sets us apart?
The TreeStation founder Phil Benn, and the rest of the volunteer directors, have strong environmental and social ethics, which guide the way we operate – we don’t do “greenwash”. The TreeStation was started as a project solely on the basis of its environmental and social benefits, and is a not-for-profit social enterprise, which means all surpluses are re-invested into developing the TreeStation or similarly-minded projects.
The TreeStation, is constituted as a Society for the Benefit of the Community (BenCom). This allows our customers and employees to have a share in the business and elect the board of directors – making it a more democratic and accountable organisation.
Our services being integrated with in a wider hub of wood-related activities and products allows us to guarantee that 100% of the arisings cleared from your property or site will be used to their optimum potential – reducing carbon emissions and demand for resources. We produce sawn timber, firewood and biomass woodchip. Our genuinely sustainable, local wood products are sold locally, generating income for the TreeStation.
Why have we stopped using our trading names Ecos and and Ecos Consulting?
Ecos has been operating since 2003, and used to be the trading name of Phil Benn, who since founded the TreeStation. Ecos merged with the TreeStation in 2012, and we first decided to retain the Ecos ‘brand’ because of its excellent reputation with both domestic and commercial customers. However, in 2013, we felt that using distinct trading names was confusing and decided to phase out the Ecos brand and to deliver all our services under the TreeStation banner. As the managing director of the TreeStation, Phil would like to reassure Ecos’ past customers that our high standards of service are maintained; and our activities, capabilities or personnel are not affected.