Guide to Large Artificial Trees, Palms, Topiary, Boxwood

The Jungle Book

Thursday 21st April 2016

Some of our most elaborate and creative installations have made great use of our impressive range of artificially recreated jungle and tropical vines.

Natural (or not so natural if you like) vines entwining, pillars, creeping up walls and over ceilings to create the most dramatic backdrops for home or business.

A very versatile product that blend into most locations, these vines can also be used to hide a variety of unsightly areas and are available as pre-made panels or wrapped around natural branches off-site and shipped out in kit form for easy on-site assembly.

We offer an installation service for larger and more elaborate configurations. Should you wish to recreate tropical, exotic jungle scenes, rainforest or enchanted woodland experiences - anything and everything is possible!
Please get in touch if you would like further advice

There are hedges and there are plantART hedges…

Friday 15th April 2016

Check out our interesting alternatives to the traditional, (dare we say ‘stale’) artificial boxwood or fake topiary hedge. by applying our “living” artificial green wall concept, we have taken the humble boxwood hedge to a whole new level.

This new concept can be used to create stunning features for both indoor and outdoor use.

The interior version is constructed from panels made with flame retardant artificial vines, ivy and plants which can be attached directly to walls or even the ceiling!

For exterior applications various combinations of UV stable faux foliages and fake plants are set onto strong lightweight panels that can be attached to walls to form fences or to decorate balconies etc.

The frames we use are of a strong yet relatively lightweight steel construction and can be made to any size and fitted with ‘feet’ or casters. They can of course also be set into planters.

Other uses include portable screens, patio/room dividers & decorative perimeter fencing. A truly versatile and inspiring alternative to the humble hedge.

Slim Fast!

Tuesday 05th April 2016

One of the most popular products plantART produce, traditional faux box hedges made to order in any length, width or height.

As a spin off, we have developed these ‘slimline’ panel sections. They are supplied in easy to manage sizes ideal for fitting into tight locations such as balconies, clad walls or to create artificial hedge dividers which can be either fixed down or rather unusually, suspended from above in gravity defying splendour.

They are inherently flame retardant (IFR) and or UV stable to prevent discoloration and fading when positioned outdoors.

In addition to the above and unique to plantART we have developed an alternative to the traditional, and perhaps the all too often banal, standard artificial boxwood or fake topiary hedge by fabricating strong yet relatively lightweight steel frames.

These frames are made in any size with feet which in turn can be fitted with casters thereby making them easily movable, alternatively they can be set into planters.

Ideal as as portable screens, patio/room dividers or decorative perimeter fencing.

Wooden it be nice!

Tuesday 15th March 2016

Wooden sculptures

We all love the feel, texture and hues of real wood, a natural resource which is undoubtedly comforting.

Over centuries wood has been sculptured into various artistic forms. At plantART have taken a contemporary and imaginative approach to this ancient craft by recycling off-cuts and discarded pieces of seasoned timber to create eye catching works suitable for home or business.

Using various geometrical shaped frames, these lovely pieces of art are made using natural wood products, therefore no two features will be the same - see more examples HERE

Branching out - branches or no branches?

Saturday 05th March 2016


Silver birch poles and trees - Portable natural wood trunks, pole screens and decorative backdrops.

Over the past couple of years or so we have witnessed a fascinating increase in the demand for natural decorative silver birch tree trunks. A versatile non-intrusive promotional aid, they can be used in marketing at exhibitions, in window displays or to decorate showrooms. They can also work as offices screens, dividers, stand alone clusters, even as wall dressing etc.
Available in various girths, bark textures and lengths, either with or without branches, they can be incorporated into contemporary architectural designs, complimenting traditional or contemporary decor.

Traditionally a firm favourite for winter seasonal displays, they are increasing in popularity throughout the year.

There are many optional means of fixing these beautiful trunks. One in particular, which works really well for various size trees and trunks, is a steel base support plate, either as single stems, in cluster groups or formal lines of trunks.

As can be seen from the pictures the permutation of length, heights, diameter and shape etc. are almost infinite.

Got an unusual installation idea or requirement? Get in touch and let us help bring your vision to life.

Life is beautiful in colour

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Make something beautiful
So why not colourful trees, branches and twigs, even bamboo poles!

These eye-catching vividly painted natural tree branches are a simple yet imaginative use of common natural branches from various tree species*

By applying a bright distinctive colour or a mix of striking colours - we can create a simple yet versatile display prop that can help promote and enhance a wide range of merchandise through your retail store window display or exhibition stand. Branches, prepared to order, are available in any colour, size, shape and quantity.

Further to this, plantART can also construct hand-built to order, large colourful painted artificial trees in a range of heights & canopy widths, either as uniform or asymmetrical profiles. These fake coloured trees are set onto a steel base support plate which adds to the authenticity, appearing to grow naturally out of the ground!

Our bespoke approach at PlantArt means that with the use of these colourful fake trees, we have helped create some of the most memorable high street window dressing features ever seen. A stimuli to attract attention and focus potential customers on the promotion at hand.

Also becoming popular are trees without leaves. Faux bare trees can look stunning, either left as their natural colour or especially when painted in various colours.

We also supply other frequently requested items in any colour, such as tree stumps or logs cut to any size or desired length.

The only limit is your imagination!


Making the world a more colourful place… with PlantArt

* Natural tree trunks and branches are sourced from sustainable managed woodlands. plantART offer a kiln drying process. The high temperature kiln drying process also kills off any indwelling insects or fungi which may be present in these natural products, thus conforming with forestry commission and DEFRA plant health phytosanitary certification, which some exporting/importing authorities may require.

Towards 2014 year's end | Phase 3 | Edited projects summary, September to December

Friday 19th December 2014

Towards the 2014 years end - plantART, probably the most hands-on and innovative bespoke artificial tree manufacturing company - producing large fake trees + jungle tree vines + any form of faux box hedges & etc. in Europe, have put together in this latest blog addition an edited summary showing jobs recently completed.
What may appear as haphazard snap-shot pictures along with professional photo-shoots: that’s because that's just what they are, intermingled action pictures to show the real side of fake tree creation as it happens - nothing hidden, staged or photographs with added cosmetic brush-overs.
Many client’s come to us with ideas which they need help in to make happen: that is what client’s imagine as the perfectly “finished product” when it’s all done and in place. 
Anything and everything is possible; if you can visualise it plantART can manufacture it
Artificial boxwood hedge window & balcony displays 
28A - (Above) Artificial boxwood hedges - although thin but slender decorative displays, high level fake box hedges set into one piece planters with integral hedges. Attached to building using strong lightweight steel support brackets.
28B - ( below) Silver birch tree, natural wood and colour, window displays - very popular and applicable choice of merchandising accessory to promote seasonal fashions.
Natural silver birch tree window displays
Artificial boxwood hanging ball dispalys                               Natural silver birch bare tree display
30 - Artificial topiary balls and interior dieffenbachia. These and many other varieties of colouful faux and fake foliage plants can be put together, set into any available colour, size, shape, style, material and texture of containers. Fake palms - a very popular choice of interior artificial plants for both commercial and domestic uses.
Interior artificial plants dieffenbachia in tall containers   -   Interior artificial palm in square container
Interior artificial plants in tall containers
Artificial topiary boxwood balls in tall containers
31 - Painted white branches - simple colourful accessories to enhance display windows, promote products and or a catalyst to attract the interest of others. Natural wood branches, any size, shape and quantity can be made to order in a range of colours.
 Natural white branches for display purposes
32 - Prayer tree artificial olive tree - false trees which people choose to have perform a functional need such as wishing, remembrance or prayer tree where children and adults hang tags. This concept has become popular with clients choosing an artificial exhibition tree where delegates hang their business cards and or messages.
 Faux Fake olive tree prayer & wishing tree
Artificial olive tree, prayer tree, wishing tree
33 - Artificial tree vine with white flowers - created to enhance a venue where civil wedding ceremonies are to be conducted. Natural feature tree trunk and characteristic branches both entwined with vines spreading out as if to appear growing naturally to fill the space provided. Artificial flowers added as personal choice as per client’s preference - however, be aware over indulgent will result in a “cheesy” looking extravaganza.
Artificial tree vines with white fake flowers 
 Artificial tree vines
Artificial vine tree
34 - 2.1m green artificial ficus trees - plantART offer a simple solution, budget (less expensive, another word is cheap but don’t associate cheapness with inferior quality) to expand this is one of a choice of various height artificial green ficus trees which are pre-made in component parts, delivered in boxes to site for the customer to self-assemble. The alternative is request plantART to build to order your desired false green ficus tree as per your client’s scaled drawings and specifications.
Fake ficus tree
 Fake green ficus tree leaf.
Constructing artificial trees, a specialality plantART offer making faux tree speciality to suit every client's needs
 In production 2.5 & 3m replica green ficus trees
35 - 3m fake green ficus tree - similar to the above; however slightly larger. Although these these replica trees are pre-made, but to avoid the prescriptive nature limited modifications can be applied to suit one’s individual needs.
As we can all see from taking time to view the accompanying pictures these tree fit ideally into location.
 3m Faux ficus tree
3m Fake ficus tree
36 - Decorative silver birch display products - visual merchandising, high street fashion and mega stores where retailers look for innovative accessories and props to compliment and enhance different brands. Not just seasonal but all year round; however, Christmas, a focal time of year and familiar popular product used widespread, is decorative silver birch trees trunks and branches.
Natural Decorative Silver birch tree trunks and branches
 Full window display with silver birch tree trunk props - Natural large silver birch trunks
 Natural silver birch window displays
Natural tree trunks and branches are sourced from sustainable managed woodlands. The high temperature kiln drying process also kills off any indwelling insects or fungi which may be present in these natural products, and conforms with forestry commission and DEFRA plant health phytosanitary certification, which some exporting/importing authorities/countries may require
 Natural various size silver birch trunks
 Natural silver birch window hanging displays
Natural various size silver birch trunks 
Real - natural silver birch trunks & poles 
 Silver birch poles
 Visual merchandising high street shop window displays using silver birch tree trunks
Window display with silver birch props
Demonstrated here are various and diverse applications using what is common European tree, natural silver birch. Natural tree trunks and branches are sourced from sustainable managed woodlands.
The high temperature kiln drying process also kills off any indwelling insects or fungi which may be present in these natural products, and conforms with forestry commission and DEFRA plant health phytosanitary certification, which some exporting/importing authorities may require.
36G - Creative retail window displays using natural silver birch. Not known or commonly associated as a traditional seasonal accessory, but following more indulgence in applying its versatility natural silver birch distinctive bark has significantly grown in popularity.
 Retail window displays using silver birch framed picture style displays
Silver birch wood displays                                        Silver birch wood picture frame displays  
Ornamental decorative silver birch
One of many additional ideas used is to form various size sculptured displays by framing different length and thicknesses of silver birch trunks which as shown here to decorate this high street store. Vertical standing and ceiling hang grouped cluster demonstrated here is yet another creative variation on this theme. 
37A - Tall artificial boxwood hedges on lightweight steel framework. Specific commission to fulfill a purpose to screen to create privacy as well as providing access to both sides - an artificial hedge with a swinging hinged door, 2.8m high x 3.6m long. Strong lightweight which could not be fixed down so to be stiff because only end fixings were possible. Fake box buxus hedge material both UV stable to resist fading and discolouration as well as inherently flame retardant (IFR) an added fire protection safety feature. An important factor when considering and specifying faux boxwood hedges.
 Artificial box hedges secluded terrace
 Artificial natural looking tall fake boxwood hedges     Artificial natural looking tall faux boxwood hedges 
 High artificial boxwood hedges with door openings                  High fak boxwood topiary partion hedge 
37B - Versatile artificial box hedges - often customers already have fence structures in place but decide to add more decorative options. One, to create an artificial topiary hedge, fake box hedge to cover for example a simple wood structure. A combination between hanging wall paper and laying a carpet: pre-made faux boxwood hedges with component sections joined and attached to lengths of wire mesh which in turn are rolled rolled out and joined together to form a continuos replica boxwood hedge.
Artificial boxwood hedge screen.
Faux boxwood screen hedge
37C - Contemporary artificial bamboo plants and trees set into stainless steel containers, any height, width and style tailor-made to suit individual requirements.
Tal high large artificial bamboo display
38A - Made to measure artificial boxwood window box displays. Replacing existing dilapidated real planting window displays or considering new decorative additional displays to a hotel, guest house or office windows, balconies or patios etc. an easy and extremely effective solution is to have artificial box hedges, fake boxwood hedge displays are very popular providing both a contemporary and tradition feel.
 Artificial boxwood hedge window box display
Fake topiary hedge window box 
38B - Artificial topiary balls, standard fake topiary trees, set into wooden square containers ideal, yet a very complimentary accessory to compliment hotel entrances, avenues and or corridors with prominent places. Often referred to as standards, lollipop or ball trees a popular decorative tree for hotel entrances.
Artificial topiary boxwood ball trees and Faux topiary hedges window displays
Fake faux topiary boxwood ball trees
39A - Natural silver birch, bare autumn trees set within clusters onto steel bases which appear as if growing naturally from the office floor; plus spreading canopy branches to appear as if they are growing through the ceiling. Large girth trunks, real natural coloured and textured bark trees to provide an authentic composure within a contemporary commercial setting.
 Silver birch autumn & winter bare trees.
Ornamental decorative artificial bare trees using silver birch branches and trunks 
 Silver birch trees growing into ceiling
Creative cosmetic birch trees artificial made - fake silver birch bare trees
39B - Silver birch tree trunks, an in sighting, interesting design used in this example to form a mobile screen separating two room spaces. Decorative silver birch trunks, free standing, set onto a mobile steel base - where tradition meets contemporary; anything and everything is possible.
Aesthetic yet functional use of natural silver birch branches
 as a creative and decorative accessory to screen and partition a room
Ornamental and enchanting silver birch branches
40 - Forestation of silver birch trees leafless trees, autumn winter bare silver birch trees, set onto steel base plates so to appear as if growing naturally out of the ground - a cluster of walk though trees.
Bare artificial silver birch trees without leaves - fake autumn and winter trees 
Made to order replica faux trees natural birch with silver bark
41A - Artificial cycas palms - refurbished palms using new fronds to grace the decks of an ocean going yacht. Fake cycas palm heads set into inserts to fit neatly into client’s own containers. Fake palms constructed using faux palm fronds, PVC UV stable specifically for constructing outdoor artificial palms.
Outdoor large artificial cycas palms
Fake cycas palms specifically for exterior use
Outside use large faux cycas revoluta palms
Smaller options outdoor artificial cycas revoluta palms
41B - Faux topiary balls, available in 300mm, 400mm to 500mm diameters. Shown here 300mm diameter trees prepared within square inserts to also fit client’s containers.
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42 - 3No. large splendid artificial 7m high artificial bamboo clusters. Elegant, magnificent fake trees constructed using faux fire resistant bamboo leaves. Manufactured using real bamboo poles a process which allows plantART to fabricate faux bamboo trees to any size and height. The example shown here demonstrates the bamboo poles slid onto a steel base so to appear as if growing naturally from the ground.
7.5m tall large artificial bamboo trees
Giant fake bamboo multiple pole clusters 1.2m - 4ft - wide
Giant fake bamboo trees 
7.5m tall giant bamboo trees
Inherently flame retardant large artificial bamboo 
leaves to manufacture large faux fake bamboo trees 
 Real natural bamboo poles ranging in sizes 80 to 100mm diameter, set onto steel base support plates
43 - Decorative silver birch tree trunks set and aligned in a row onto a steel base, just perfect to compliment a venue, decorate a room or become a receptive back drop feature as shown here set against a wall.
Picturesque and pleasing aesthetic use for decorative silver birch tree trunks shown here to
compliment the interior of a spa
 Free-standing bases to support tree trunks, bare trees
44 - 5m high fake red maple trees, ideal for instant international exhibition stand impact. Artificial trees, various sizes, species and shapes hand-made to order - if you can visualise it we can create it; and more likely exceed your expectations. plantART offer these and similar fake trees, delivered in easily managed component parts for quick and simple assembly on site - likewise quick when “breaking-down” the exhibition stand to pack away for future use another day.
 5m high large artificial red maple trees 
 Exhibition stand display large fake trees
 Artificial foliages used to construct plantART trees are inherently flame retardant (IFR) - an international requirement when installing artificial trees within public spaces. 
  Tall 5m faux red maple artificial trees 
  Large replica maple trees with red leaves also known as Acer or Japanese maple trees 
45 - Simple yet effective bare tree; leaning, bending, over-arching nature wood replica tree. Pre-prepared faux tree ready to be foliated to the client’s choice. plantART hand build to order any size and shape of tree and therefor invite customers enquiring about faux trees to send through details - such as number of trees, species, tree height, canopy width, height of lowest branches, and if you require an irregular or non-symmetrical shape canopy let me have a simple sketch with approximate dimensions.
 Leaning over-arching artificial bare tree - wind swept tree 
46 - An innovative idea: faux boxwood hedge to divide but not isolated adjoining office work stations. This example 8 to 10 inches, 200 to 250mm high x 2 inches, 50mm wide and 1.8m long, but since they are made to order can be produced to any specification requested.
  Innovative and creative use for an artificial boxwood topiary hedge

Phase 2 | 2014 - Summary of selected projects, January to August

Friday 05th September 2014

Latest blog addition showing some of the projects completed since the beginning of this year 2014 Brief edited text with respective photographs which show recent hands on installations carried by plantART staff.  Any questions regarding anything seen here, then either give us a telephone call or drop us a direct email.
22 - Multiple trunks artificial pink blossom cherry trees - Cancun, Mexico. Faux pink cherry trees with pink blossoms. Unusual fake blossom trees in that they are bushy and constructed on natural wood multiple trunks allowing a broader canopy shape with an abundance of dense blossom.
 6ft & 7ft multiple trunk artificial pink cherry blossom trees
Five 6ft and 7ft artificial pink cherry blossom trees, with free-standing steel base plates, just made and ready for despatch
Delux 7ft Artificial pink cherry blossom trees
Delux 7ft Artificial pink cherry blossom trees in situ at the palace resots hotel Cancun Mexico
The individual trunks are set and secured onto a steel base support plates thereby appearing as if these false cherry blossom trees are growing naturally from the ground.
2.1m 7ft multiple trunk artificial pink cherry blossom trees Artificial light pink cherry blossom flowers
2.1m Artificial cherry tree with light baby pink cherry blossom flowers
23 - Hope school Wigan, outdoor artificial tree, sensual tree with textured bark, chimes, leaves and other stimulating objects. A creation the school had in mind to offer more opportunities for the disabled children to engage and benefit from in a safe environment; things they would not normally experience.
Outdoor artificial tree Outdoor artificial tree trunk
Outdoor artificial tree - all man-made materials
The tree has a strong internal steel structure, made in sections, coated in fibre class (GRP) to form the outer contours before applying the outer synthetic artificial ash tree bark, which in turn was colour matched to replicate the natural finish.
24 - Artificial boxwood hedges made as inserts, an example - South London hair salon. clients already have planters. Live planting for whatever reason has not worked for them, so the artificial alternative is an effective cost effective solution. Plus it saves money on up keep maintenance - a one-off investment cost without the hassle.
 Artificial boxwood inserts to fit clients' containers
Artificial boxwood inserts made to order specifically to fit clients' containers; simply drop into position
25 - Artificial autumn maple tree set into the corner of a teaching room, a school in Lewisham. Want a big replica tree? Artificial autumn maple trees, this and many other species such as faux autumn birch trees. Self-standing trees set onto steel base support plates so to appear as if they are growing naturally from the ground.
2.4m artificial autum maple corner tree 2.4m artificial autum maple tree - set into corner
2.4m artificial autum maple tree - trunk set into corner location with branches and fake maple leaves faning out over the ceiling.
plantART always make every effort to ensure customers get the best from our trees; ensuring they are presented to exploit their maximum potential, fit for purpose and affordable. Over recent years artificial trees, tropical jungle landscapes and enchanted forests have been popular within schools; especially in large urban areas. They find the presence of greenery and trees very relaxing and promotes encourages to learning.
26 - 3No. 5m artificial red maple trees - Barcelona. plantART also offer ready to go kit form trees, come boxed, delivered via courier and ready for the customer to self-assembly easily within 30 minutes. 
Selection of either artificial red maple trees or faux green ficus trees available in sizes from 2.5 to 5.0m high.
Inherently flame retardant (IFR) artificial leaves - an international requirement when installing artificial trees within public spaces. Ideal for both UK and Worldwide exhibition and events where immediate impact is required cost effectively, quickly easily and safely.
5m Artificial Red Maple Trees
5m Artificial Red Maple Trees
Presently waiting for more in situ photographs to come.
27 - Snooty Frox Harrogate - Artificial topiary buxus boxwood hedges set into wood purpose made planters. Faux boxwood hedges made to order to suit individual customers requirements.  For made to order fake boxwood hedges customers with specific requests are invited to send through details explaining their requirements to including measurements and as much information as possible along with a destination post-code to allow plantART to offer a delivered
Miniature artificial topiary boxwood hedge long length
Part section of high level fake box hedge with a combined 17m linear length
Miniature artificial boxwood hedge  Miniature artificial topiary boxwood hedge
Miniature artificial topiary boxwood hedge showing sections of straight hedges and pyramid sections
Presently waiting for more in situ photographs; however, those shown above are taken during construction. Nice compact fake box hedge with planter as one piece, where there is a overall height limitation
29 - Decorative bare trees, trunks, branches, along with silver birch trees all without leaves. Autumn and winter look trees, all made to any shape, size and profile, even leaning, arching and over hanging trees. Canopies: the alternative suspended ceilings, ideal for themed events, exhibitions and complimentary decor´ schemes. Many trees and branches are supplied to clients in a variety of colours, as shown above.
Silver Birch - single trunks - multiple trunks with branches - wispy tree clusters
4m Silver birch large tree trunk 4m silver birch single trunk trees 4m Silver birch large tree trunks
Tall 4m single and multiple natural kiln dried silver birch trunks with additional branches
Tall silver birch standing trunks Standing Silver birch - natural & synthetic trunks
Single trunks with a range of free-standing brackets - center three of five trunks in right-side picture are artificial silver birch trunks, made using synthetic materials
Bare autumn silver birch trees
Autumn and winter silver birch trees with wispy branches and various coloured trunks
Larger bare trees - leaning trees without leaves in any size and shape
Over-arching trees Leaning bare tree
Leaning over-arching bare natural trunk trees over 4m high
Bare tree canopy Bare tree canopy trunk & branches
Bare naked tree canopies whereby the branches and trunks are grafted into the trunks.
Both the natural trunks and branches are kiln dried before building the trees
2.8m high Artificial Bare Trees
Naked trees without leaves support by steel base plates so to appear as if the trees are growing naturaly out of the ground

Phase 1 | 2014 - Summary of selected projects, January to August

Thursday 04th September 2014

Phase )ne - Latest blog addition showing some of the projects completed since the beginning of this year 2014 Brief edited text with respective photographs which show recent hands on installations carried by plantART staff.  Any questions regarding anything seen here, then either give us a telephone call or drop us a direct email.
1 - St. Bartholomew’s hospital London - 10No. large over 3.5m to 4m high artificial silver birch trees as specimen large girth single trunk trees and multiple trunk fake silver birch trees creating wide spreading canopies. Individual trunks set onto steel retaining brackets which in turn were secured into the large steel planters.
 4m Artificial Single and Multiple Trunks Silver Brich Trees 4m Faux Single & Multiple Trunks Silver Brich Tree
4m Artificial Single & Multiple Trunks Silver Brich Trees
As with all the large faux trees plantART construct to order, the fake leaves, artificial foliage is always inherently fire retardant (IFR).
4m Artificial Silver Brich Tree 4m Artificial Silver Brich Trees 
Large 4m high artificial silver birch trees
Similarly if required, as was the case here, the tree trunks and branches can also be protected with a class 1 spread of flame application by treating trunks and branches to achieve Class 1 fire standard. Pyrolac One - Becker Acroma which is a two-pack acid catalysed lacquer, applied application will provide the necessary Class 1 protection. Tree trunks and branches prior to this will require kiln drying to ensure a high extraction of moisture prior to applying Class I protection.
4m Fake Single & Multiple Trunk Silver Brich Trees 4m Artificial Single and Multiple Trunk Silver Brich Tree 4m Replica Single & Multiple Trunk Silver Brich Tree
 4m Multiple Trunk Silver Brich Trees
Natural tree trunks and branches are sourced from sustainable managed woodlands. The high temperature kiln drying process also kills off any indwelling insects or fungi which may be present in these natural products, and conforms with forestry commission and DEFRA plant health phytosanitary certification, which some exporting/importing authorities may require.
4m Artificial Multiple Trunk Silver Brich Trees Selection large & small fake silver birch trees
As installed on site                  and            Workshop production
4m Artificial Multiple Trunk Silver Brich Trees - Selection large & small fake silver birch trees
2 - Rooms outdoors - An installation for plantART to create an artificial silver birch tree with multiple trunks made to appear as if it engulfs, surrounding a pillar. The four tree trunks were set onto a fabricated angled steel base support plate which in turn was recessed into and fixed to the floor, all covered with pebbles to disguise. The faux silver birch tree canopy spread over an adjacent roof looking both natural and as if it belonged there.
3m Artificial Multiple Trunk Silver Brich Tree 3m Artificial Multiple Trunks Silver Brich Tree
3m Artificial Multiple Trunks Silver Brich Tree
 Faux boxwood hedge wall panels Artificial boxwood hedge wall panel - Fake topiary balls
Artificial boxwood hedge wall panels and fake topiary balls
Also provided an interesting made to fit fake box hedge to follow the contours of adjacent and facing walls: then to compliment and a means of bringing the outdoor inside. Two artificial topiary balls set into contemporary planters provided the finishing touches
3 - Thetford garden centre - artificial oak leaf canopies. Fake foliage canopies work well and are an effective means of filling open high ceiling areas and venues especially retail points of sale an ideal visual merchandising accessory to enhance and soften harsh back drops. Making the shopping experience more welcoming and comforting.
Artificial oak tree leaf canopy False oak tree leaf canopy
Fake oak tree leaf canopy
Artificial oak tree leaf canopies
Artificial oak along with many other indigenous leaf]ves such as maple, silver birch and chestnut etc. offer an effective softening solution bringing the outside in - especially here a fabulous garden centre retail area with a wide and diverse range of both garden and gift items.
Faux oak tree leaf canopies Oak tree artificial leaf canopy
Oak tree artificial leaf canopies
4 - 2.8m artificial ficus tree Finsbury Circus London. Purpose made trees constructed specifically to suit the client’s requirements. Special provision for securing the trunk means the tree stands freely as it has grown up through the reception desk.
2.7m artificial green ficus tree 2.7m artificial green ficus tree
2.7m artificial green ficus tree
plantART hand-build to order bespoke artificial trees, using natural tree trunks and branches which are sourced from sustainable managed woodlands. The high temperature kiln drying process also kills off any indwelling insects or fungi which may be present in these natural products, and conforms with forestry commission and DEFRA plant health phytosanitary certification, which some exporting/importing authorities may require.
Artificial Green Ficus Tree Trunk & Branches Faux Green Ficus Tree Leaves
Faux Green Ficus Tree Leaves
Artificial foliages used to construct plantART trees are inherently flame retardant (IFR) - an international requirement when installing artificial trees within public spaces.
5 - 2No. white artificial cherry blossom trees - London, Mayfair. Always very popular faux white or pink cherry blossom trees, hand-made to order in many sizes and shapes as well as profiles - symmetrical or non-symmetrical; whatever your preference. Should you wish, simply show us what you or your client wants and plantART will make it. 
3.5m artificial white cherry blossom tree Artificial fire proof white cherry blossom tree.jpg
Artificial fire proof white cherry blossom trees
The example here is built onto large natural tree trunks, along with branches so to create the ideal tree. Then dressed with fake inherently flame retardant leaves.
 Fake fire proof white cherry blossom tree Faux fire proof white cherry blossom tree
 Faux flame retardant white cherry blossom foliage
6 - Over-arching and leaning large artificial variegated ficus trees - Euro-tunnel Folkstone departure lounge. Not all trees, as we will observe when walking through local woodlands are the perfect example of the upright symmetrical tree we may or not envisage.
4.5m Large artificial ficus trees
Secure heavy duty steel anchor plates provides good fixings and allows these artificial to appear as if they are naturally growing away from each other. 
 4.5m Large fake ficus trees
4.5m Large fake ficus trees
Distorted, twisted and leaning trees are common place; something plantART replicate as shown here with the four 4m high fake ficus trees recently installed in Kent.
Leaning 4.5m large faux ficus trees
Overarching and leaning 4.5m large faux ficus trees
7 - Foxholes nursing home in Hertfordshire, a large leaning 4m high artificial orange tree, made to appear as if it was growing up into the glass roof of the orangery.
Large artificial "leaning" orange tree
Large artificial leaning orange tree Large Artificial over hanging orangery trees
Large artificial orange tree
Large 4m high over-arching leaning orange tree with fruits
Large artificial "leaning" orange treeLarge artificial "leaning" orange tree
Large fake orangery tree trunk Artificial orange tree Large faux orangery tree
Center and foreground a large fake orangery tree, in the background a large artificial olive tree
Other artificial feature trees included faux white blossom trees, fake olive, maple and variegated ficus trees. plantART construct fake trees using natural wood trunks into whch are grafted wood branches and in turn the faux leaves are fitted. This allows us to create any shape and size of tree that best suits specific locations.
Artificial white cherry blossom tree Artificial green maple tree
Faux white cherry blossom over arching tree and compant fake green maple tree
Artificial olive tree Artificial olive tree Fake orange tree
Artificial green maple, olive and orange tree with fruits
One of the many priorities care homes for the elderly have to consider, visual aesthetics thereby making the communal areas pleasant, welcoming and memorable. Dementia facilities are especially important whereby plantART create many varieties of indigenous British, familiar trees the occupants can relate too. Green is a soothing colour as is the association within the presence of trees.
8 - White and pink artificial cherry blossom trees. An abundance of luscious flowering light pink cherry blooms to create an overwhelming arching extravaganza of colour covering the ceiling and enhancing the venue as well as complementing the decorative theme.
Artificial arching cherry tree
Abundance of colourful and vivid faux cherry blossom flowers
Large artificial pink cherry tree canopy 8 - Pink artificial cherry blossom
Exuberant dense white faux cherry blossom tree, now a prominent feature surrounding the restaurant entrance. The white works especially well here brightening up the grand stairway approach and much talked about focal point.
8 - White fake cherry blossom Fake cherry blossom tree
An abundance of cascading white and light baby pink artificial cherry blossom trees
9 - Silver birch artificial trees: a noteworthy new concept, clusters of multiple silver birch trunks to form a tall, wispy and airy natural look fake silver birch trees, set into stone granite finish planters.
2.5m Artificial Multiple Trunk Silver Birch Tree Artificial Silver Birch Tree Trunks
The distinctive colour, always a favourite silver birch artificial trees
More frequent requests; the appeal for natural silver birch, the white bark effect is forever a favourite with increasing demand. This is more evident, visual merchandising exercises with use in high street fashion house shop windows, display accessories or exhibition stands.
Large canopy artificial Silver Birch Trees Faux silver birch tree
Artificial trees using delicate silver birch leaves, wispy branches and natural trunks
10 - Artificial topiary men on bikes and large fake boxwood hedges combined together to provide an interesting focal feature display of two life size fake topiary men on bikes and three false box hedges, made using faux buxus hedge material, all set into fabulous exterior grade wood planter boxes.
Happy winning cycling man on bike artificial topiary Man cycling bike fake topiary boxwood
Happy winning cycling man on bike artificial topiary
plantART hand build to order any shape, size and profile of figures, animals, letters and numbers etc. allowing the customers an infinite range of choice.
Artificial boxwood topiary man on bike Large artificial boxwood hedges
Artificial boxwood hedges set into planters and fake topiary cycling man
11 - Very long artificial buxus boxwood hedge. 90m in length an artificial boxwood hedge leading up to and surrounding a large swimming pool set in private grounds. With many corners, recess alcoves to accommodate lighting stands. This artificial buxus hedge stands 600mm 2ft high and approximately 300mm 1ft wide.
50cm high & very long artificial buxus hedge
Beautifully finished corners plantART's fake box hedge look just like the real thing only with the time consuming, expensive and time consuming up keep maintenance.
Outdoor artificial box hedge
plantART's faux box hedges manufctured to order to any length, size and configuration
Outdoor fake box hedge Outdoor faux box hedge
Fake boxwood hedge constructed using a solid exterior grade wood frame which in turn was painted for additional weather protection before fixing the faux boxwood hedge material. Incorporated into the fabrication with invisible joints so to make the entire artificial box hedge a continuos, seamless permanent solid structure.
Outdoor fake boxwood hedge assembly Installation outdoor artificial boxwood hedge 
Powder coated steel ground securing brackets with inter-locking ends.
Thereby ensuring long runs of artificial boxwood hedges retain their line 
12 - Artificial Oleander tree - Colourful flowering large faux trees the fake oleander treeavailable in deep pink and yellow. The example shown here is 3m high marvelous fake oleander tree, built on a real featured trunk and using natural branches with lavish vivid distinctive artificial flowering blooms.
Faux fake oleander tree 3.5m high Artificial Oleander Tree foliage and flowers
Artificial Oleander Tree Foliage and Flowers
13 - Large interior artificial planting green and colourful foliated walls. A popular choice both inside and outdoors foliage walls using and abundance of faux plants in various colours, varieties, textures and shapes along with fake trailing ivy and vines. The possible combination of available artificial plants is infinite to suit, compliment the venue decor´ scheme or as a feature focal point: also provide an alternative back drop to many settings.
Green Wall fake faux plants and ivy trails Green Wall replica plants and ivy trails
Green Wall artificial various colourful and green plants with ivy trails
It is important to point out interior grade polyester artificial silk plants are not suitable for extended exterior uses. Outdoor pvc fake plants and faux ivy trails are available; however their range is limited.
ire a tree oak/ cherry/ apple
Artificial colourful and green plant walls
14 - Square headed topiary trees, made to order in any size and height, set into containers; or as with artificial trees these fake boxwood hedge squares can be set onto steel base support plates to appear as if growing naturally from the ground. Faux box hedge material is available in UV or inherently flame retardant (IFR) or a combination of the both.
Artificial Boxwood Square Head Hedge Fake Boxwood Square Head Hedges 14 - Artificial Boxwood Topiary Cube Hedge
14 - Artificial Boxwood Square Head Hedge Displays, set either in containers or onto steel bases so to appear as if growing naturally from the ground.
15 - White fake trees - “Strictly Come Dancing Road Show”. Simple white artificial trees, with free-standing steel bases were commissioned as props for a television road show production earlier this year.
Artificial White trees strictly come dancing Artificial White trees White Artificial Trees & Branches
Artificial white trees set onto steel stands
Natural looking complete trees, single trunks and or wood branches in any size or shape and also painted in any colour: or of course in multiple colour options.
16 - Large artificial boxwood hedge insert - London. A “block” of Fake boxwood hedge, which in this case built as an insert to drop into the client’s own pre-made planter. Faux topiary hedges made to any height, width and length, corners, curves with special added features such as balls, cones or pyramids etc. can be integrated into the display.
Artifical block hedge insert sections Artifical block hedge insert Artifical block boxwood hedge
Artifical boxwood hedge made to measure size as a two part insert to fit into customer's pre-made recess planter
17 - White branches - coloured branches, what could be more simpler; but, an effective and original display, showing a long line of random nature dried wood branches painted white, fixed to a restaurant wall set above seating. Natural wood branches any size and shape and also painted in any colour: or of course multiple colours.
900-120mm white branches White decorative branches
White decorative natural wood branches
18 - Artificial pink cherry blossom tress - Lisbon. 2.5m and 3.5m high artificial pink cherry blossom trees hand-built by plantART, packed and shipped to Portugal.
Artificial foliages used to construct plantART trees are inherently flame retardant (IFR) - an international requirement when installing artificial trees within public spaces.
2.5m Fake Cherry blossom tree Artificial pink cherry blossom trees 2.5m high 18 - 3.5m Faux Cherry blossom tree
Pink artificial cherry blossom trees 2.5 and 3.5m examples shown here
Packing and shipping - the large artificial trees arrive in “kit-form”, which are quick and easy to assemble on site - instructions are provided. The branches numbered and correspond to respective recesses/holes in the trunk; thereby making easy and quick assembly. Replicated tree component parts packed into lightweight, strong steel crates for added protection. See attached pictures - the standard international size 2.1m high with a base 1.0 x 1.2m. Complete tree and packing approximately 70Kg gross weight. This concept reduces national and international transport costs, avoids damage during shipping and allows easy access to buildings: also idea when on “tour” for onward shipping.
Artificial Trees Packed for Shipment
Light weigth steel shipping crates - standard sizes ideal for international deliveries
19 - Fake orange tree - it is fascinating because neither the above false oleander tree nor the faux orange trees are frequently requested; however they are interesting and offer a refreshing change.
Dwarf artificial orange tree, on an old gnarly trunk plus extra wide canopy set onto a base to allow it to stand naturally. Small fake oranges so to keep the tree in proportion.
Artificial orange tree Fake orange tree
Dwarf artificial orange tree built onto heavy feature natural trunk with fruits
20 - Artificial red apple tree - Shirley, Birmingham. Choices of what appear to be delicious red or green fake apples which hang naturally, fully grown and ripened as if ready to pick. Faux apple trees as with all the large fake trees which plantART hand-build to order are carefully constructed with special attention to detail. We find clients are very keen to ensure the trunks are a feature of the tree, the joints between the visible branches and the trunk are seamless; no obvious connections. Also important factors: the foliage looks realistic and the tree canopy is well shaped.
3.0m Fake apple tree Red artificial apples
Workshop prepared artificial apple tree showing support base plus selection of red apples
20 - 3.0m Fake apple tree
Installing fake apple tree on site 
As can be seen in this example the large 3m high artificial red apple tree is set onto a steel base support plate so to appear as if the tree is growing naturally out of the ground, as demonstrated in the attached picture. The base sizes can vary, made smaller if they can be fixed to the floor; if not then large enough to counter balance the canopy overhang. In both situations the bases can be covered with artificial grass or if sunk into the floor covered with either decorative stones or chipped wood.
21 - Red coloured trees - bare natural finish trees with roots, also silver birch tree and single standing trunks, various shaped and coloured branches or poles along with numerous forms of base supports and fixings.
Artificial Red Trees
Standing naturally an artificial red tree
Contemporary displays, trees, branches and wood sculptures in natural and a range of striking colours are very popular as display accessories. As with plantART’s regular artificial trees the white, black, red, gold and silver artificial trees are also made to order in any size, shape and with special configurations - if you can visualise it plantART will build it.

Quick summary - plantART's 2013 quite ordinary to extraordinary (Part 2)

Tuesday 12th November 2013

The follow on from and continuation; a quick insight into installations completed so for this year - 
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39. Artificial contemporary display made up using fake plants, yuccas and pandanus- simple set into a modular GRP container which are available in any size, shape or colour. 
40. Residential use for artificial floral decoration is fast increasing in popularity and becoming the favoured option. The key reason being the necessity and quest for nil up keep maintenance. Preferred choices are colourful artificial flowering displays with evergreen plants and ivy used for window, balcony and terrace displays. Below shows how artificial boxwood used to form a tall hedge as a means in providing privacy to a terraced area.
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41. Artificial bamboo screens, also suitable to partition off or simply added decor to specific locations.
42. Because plantART’s replica olive trees are made in “kit-form” for customers to easily assembly once the artificial tree arrives. People are favourably choosing to set their faux trees onto steel stands so it looks as if the tree is growing naturally out of the ground. The fake grass adds a nice finishing touch.
43. Large artificial trees with huge 4ft, 1.2m diameters are easily built in two sections and fashioned to fit around and encase unsightly pillars; or pillars which can be put to a functional use. The example here shows such a practical solution whereby this central pillar is now a large tree with a canopy of foliage, artificial green maple leaves, spreading out over the underside of the ceiling.
44. Hand-built artificial trees using natural wood trunks and branches: never two trees will ever be the same. However, they can appear similar. The branch which form the canopy is manzanita which although a very hard wood is extremely resilient. In this example sprayed to give a light white-wash finish and set onto a steel base support plate.
45. Cut logs any shape and size is possible: a popular choice as window display accessories especially doing the festive season. The logs are kiln dried to give a moisture content of less than 15%. It is important any natural wood materials placed in shop display windows have a low moisture content because to avoid condensation forming on the inside of the glass. The kiln drying process also kills any wood borne insects etc. Proof of the kiln drying process along with technical details are often required if exported where in some cases phytosanitary certificates are required which also qualifies proof the wood have been extracted from sustainable sources.
46. Great choice of variety for artificial plants, flowers and trees which are used in quite often obvious but simple manner to enhance commercial premises. Here we demonstrate an example where colourful artificial interior window displays are brought in to add interest to this long corridor. A subtle blend and thoughtful combination of faux flowers, evergreen plants and trailing leaves.
Large 5m Artificial Red Maple Tree
47. 5m Artificial red maple tree, vivid and distinctive colour, inherently fire retardant (IFR) leaves. Three natural wood stems make up the trunk which in turn are set into a steel base support base; therefore making this artificial tree appear as if growing naturally from the ground. A trong securing solution without the need to fix to the ground.
 Artificial Green Maple Tree
48. 2.5m Artificial Canadian green maple tree, broad lush green characteristic leaves. This faux fake tree was specifically made to fit into a location with a relatively low ceiling thus a flatter canopy profile was produced. The client also needed to fit lights into the tree canopy thus required an electrical cable hidden in the trunk. So, not a problem a concealed channel leaving a pull wire at either end for the client to run an electric flex through was provided.
Artificial Boxwood Topiary Hedge
49. Fake boxwood hedges an effective alternative to resolving the problem of maintaining ornamental garden hedges. Often natural locations for many reasons become unsuitable in healthy sustaining real topiary, therefor artificial boxwood topiary hedges can be a practical and cost effective solution.

50. Artificial hedges, made to order hedge units any size - to fit client’s own containers with inserts made by plantART. Either send us the containers or provide the internal measurements. The faux topiary hedges are made and despatched via courier; then to be simply dropped into the planters - easy and because many customers are tired of dilapidated, dead and unattractive real plants decide to opt for an artificial alternative; but like their own containers. so, simply empty them out, send through the internal dimensions and plantART will make-up replacement fake boxwood hedge insert, delivered via courier, for the customer to simply drop into place.
 3.5m Artificial Olive Trees
51. 3.5m artificial olive trees, 2.4m light pink fake cherry blossom trees, white faux cherry blossom archways, plus artificial palms, dracaena and bamboo trees set into decorative terracotta pots. This combination of faux trees where the first stages of an internal landscaping scheme to enhance the character and compliment the decor of this newly opened quality nursing home. plantART work with clients to exploit the benefits which artificial trees and plants can offer buildings and improve the well being of its occupants.
Faux fake artificial olive tree branches, leaves and foliage
Arching white Cherry blossom trees
Faux white and pink cherry blossom trees
Fake Dracena Trees             2.4m Faux pink cherry tree            Artificial areca palms
2.2m Artificial Kentia Palms
Outdoor Artificial Boxwood Topiary Triple Ball Trees 
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52. Artificial topiary displays set into stainless steel containers, simple, contemporary and very practical strong exterior displays. Artificial topiary trees simple but effective fake trees, set into an infinite range of colourful containers. Various faux topiary trees, such as cones, pyramids, single and triple balls available in a range of height

 Artificial Boxwood Buxus Pyramid Trees
53. 2.4m high artificial boxwood topiary pyramids, faux fake boxwood panels displays and artificial hanging baskets and interesting combination of exterior displays. However one employed to enhance the public areas and entrance to a school. Blending traditional colourful flowering displays and more fashionable fake boxwood topiary displays - very effective.
Colour artificial hanging baskets    ~    Artificial boxwood topiary panels
Artificial topiary boxwood panels ideal to decorate walls etc. Large feature fake box pyramids set into large 1m square stainless steel containers which can be weighted - ideal for vulnerable and windy locations such as entrances etc. And an all time favourite colourful faux fake hanging baskets. The range of colour options is infinite.
54. Artificial apple or cherry blossom, white, cream, light or dark pink colours; a supper complimentary decorative accessory with natural timber “twiggy” branches and entwined vines ideal in both commercial venues and domestic locations. 
55. Artificial window boxes, an alternative to traditional plants fake topiary balls - lollipops, providing a clean contemporary appearance.
Apart from being extremely realistic, both visually and to touch artificial plants, aloe are a great choice in places where natural light needed to sustain real plants is insufficient - a nice touch offering a slick, modern feel.
2013 now pasted plantART wish it's customers a fabulous and successful New Year in 2014

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