INNOVATION IS ANY CHANGE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
There’s a saying that goes, “Nothing changes if nothing changes.”
If nothing changes, we stay the same. We don’t grow. We don’t evolve. We don’t get better. We need positive change. We need new ideas. We need progress. At A Plus we are constantly challenging ourselves and finding new ways to do it better. It’s embedded in our culture and in our teams.
Company wide, there are two main ways we are investing to make a difference: In our technology and in through sustainability practices.
Environmental sustainability has never been more important. Urban recycling at A Plus is taking on the age-old challenges of eliminating landfill usage, recycling natural resources, operating as sustainable tree care, and being environmentally responsible wherever possible. We are leading in our woodchip to biochar conversion operations, and enriching our soils through chips and mulching. Urban Sustainability is one of the core priorities and goals in A Plus’ annual strategic planning and urban forestry summits.
As part of our zero-waste initiative, we are looking at every angle in our tree care operations to become more ecologically balanced and be a net positive force in all our practices.
In our tree care operations, we generate thousands of tons of wood waste a year. Typically, much of this ends up in the landfills. Through our in-house milling operations, our Biochar Technology Initiative and our mulch processing facility, we are diverting this waste, sequestering carbon in several ways, and being part of the solution.
CARBON DRAWDOWN PROJECT
Part of our zero-waste initiative is to re-use our wood waste in valuable ways through pyrolysis and milling to sequester Carbon normally released into the atmosphere. These are our objectives by the end of 2023.
Technology is critical in order to stay ahead. And being so close in proximity to Silicon Valley, absolutely everyone expects there to be “an app for that”.
We first began development on our software, ArborPlus, in 2010. ArborPlus is a web-based, mobile app that provides solutions to efficiently manage large tree populations across multiple properties. It’s a solution we use internally in all our operations, as well as a solution we offer to you clients at no charge and as part of our value-added services.
We’ve been building on ArborPlus ever since and have even created a new product, Treezi, to help other small business tree care companies who are seeking an easy solution and simple transition in to the digital world.