Why our trees work, key design features
Over a year of… designing, development and testing went into our Love Lock Trees.
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.
LARGE size designed to hold around 25,000 padlocks.
MEDIUM size designed to hold around 9,000 padlocks.
When introducing a 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 leaf hanging areas
No moving parts
No easily removable parts
No trip hazards
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.
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, 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, 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 fitting 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!
Trees can be permanently sited in their location, or the medium size tree can be supplied with a free standing base – should you need to move and change the trees location.
First and foremost each Love Lock 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 still being practical, functional and safe.