Why our trees work, key design points
Over 18 months of… designing, development and testing went into our Forever Trees .
Below are just a few design points, we want to tell to you about.
Made of steel, designed to hold a large quantity of leaves, in a relatively small space, without creating the possibility of distortion or deterioration to the structure.
COMPACT tree designed to hold between 500 to 4,500 leaves.
LARGE tree designed to hold around 12,500 leaves.
Each leaf in their own individual hanging/display hole.
When introducing a Forever Tree, it’s imperative that issues relating to health and safety are minimised.
Our standard design trees are…
– Not easily climbed upon
– No overhead hanging areas
– No moving parts
– No easily removable parts
– No trip hazards
As mainly placed in an outdoor environment, care and attention has been given to the materials used, the finish applied to the materials, and therefore the structure’s ability to stand up to varying weather conditions.
In addition, with the use of the PVC cladding system, coated in hard wearing ‘Raptor’, resistance to minor impacts created by wheelchairs and pushchairs has also been minimised.
First and foremost each Forever Tree is a work of art in it’s own right, in fact they have been called, “interactive sculptures”.
Trees can be located and used in most urban, rural and coastal landscapes, all over the world, whilst being practical, functional and safe.
STANDS ALONE OR IN GROUPS
Forever Trees are effective on their own, or in multiples – creating a forest!
Trees can be permanently sited in their location, or the compact tree can be supplied with a free standing base – should you need to move and change the trees location.
You can choose and create your own bespoke tree, for your needs and setting, such as…
– The colour
– Number of leaves to hold
– The ‘finial’ on the top
– Ground surface finish
If you require a different size/capacity tree, please contact us.
As a Forever Tree will be a brand new addition into any location, often urban and highly populated, it is important the structure takes up a minimal footprint.
Owing to utility and infrastructure framework, that could be already present, especially in urban locations, both structure’s ground penetration has been kept to a minimum or none, depending upon base option chosen.
ACCESSIBLE BY ALL
Particular thought was given to ensuring access for wheeled devices, such as wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams, therefore the accessibility, size, entry widths were at the forefront of the designs.
When selecting a location for a tree, all ground terrain levels must receive careful consideration, to allow for safe/flat access for those using wheelchairs/pushchairs.