Why our trees work, key design features
Over a year of… designing, development and testing went into our large size Love Lock Tree.
Below are just a few points, we want to tell to you about.
Made of steel, designed to hold a very large quantity of padlocks, in a relatively small space, without creating the possibility of distortion or deterioration to the structure.
Designed and load tested to hold 25,000 padlocks/three tonnes, tested up to six tonnes.
When introducing a large Love Lock Tree into a public domain, it’s imperative that issues relating to health and safety are minimised.
Our trees are… not easily climbed upon, no sharp edges, no overhead padlock hanging areas, no moving parts, no easily removable parts and no trip hazards.
First and foremost each Love Lock Tree is a piece of art in it’s own right, in fact they have been called, interactive sculptures.
Trees can be located and used in most rural, coastal and urban landscapes, all over the world, whilst still being practical, functional and safe.
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 and bumpers, resistance to minor impacts created by wheelchairs and pushchairs has also been minimised.
A Love Lock Tree will be a brand new addition into any location, often urban and highly populated, so it is important the structure takes up a minimal footprint.
At the same time the structure’s ground penetration requirements have been kept to a minimum (350mm/13.78 inches), owing to utility and infrastructure frameworks, that could be already present, especially in urban locations.
EASY TO TRANSPORT
Love lock padlocks are not only found in the UK, but all over the globe!
No individual parts are longer than 2.5 metres/8.20 feet on a large tree, so able to fit into a shipping container, for transportation to their final destination by road, rail, sea or air, all over the world.
STANDS ALONE OR IN GROUPS
Love Lock Trees are effective on their own, or in multiples – creating a forest!
The large Love Lock Tree requires permanent fixture into it’s position, if you require a tree where you can move and change it’s location, please see our medium sized trees.
ACCESSIBLE BY ALL
Particular thought was given to ensuring access for wheeled devices, such as wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams, therefore the access/entry widths were at the forefront of the design.
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.