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Around this time of year, when summer has well and truly left and the chillier, crisper season takes its place, there is always a distinct change in atmosphere. Nature’s green hue is transformed into vibrant yellows, oranges and browns, and the ‘cosy’ vibe takes over from BBQs and suntans.

And it’s not just in the outside world that these major changes take place. As people start to embrace the beautiful colours, flavours and smells that the colder seasons bring, it’s easy to spot the outside world making its way in. Shopping centres show off grand displays of seasonal foliage, from autumnal woodland walkthroughs to extravagant artificial Christmas trees, surrounded by fake snow and candy canes. Hotels decorate their lobbies with fake trees and branches, so realistic that guests can’t help but stare on in awe. It’s a beautiful time to be indoors.

Theres something fascinating about finding nature where nature wouldn’t usually be. A tree in a hotel lobby, maple leaf garlands wrapped around bannisters or Faux Christmas berries in shop windows, whatever it is, it can’t be argued that it’s incredible to witness.

Seasonal Artificial Tress Plants & Flowers

We take such pride in producing and supplying the very best replica trees and our other artificial products with outstanding quality. Our choice artificial foliage has many options to suit any season you’re replicating. Whether you’re looking to wow guests and visitors with a taste of the world’s beauty, or you want to build the perfect display for a special event, we have an incredible range of artificial plants, flowers and seasonal foliage to choose from.

Our ultra-realistic products are designed with your vision in mind. From inviting artificial ivy to beautiful cherry blossom garlands and beyond, we can work with you to meet your exact specifications. With wholesale prices available, we can keep your costs down to a minimum.

Unlike with natural trees and foliage, our maintenance-free replicas are guaranteed to stay as attractive as the first time you see them, even when the seasons change.

When it comes to public safety, our FireSilx fire retardant foliage is the number one choice for many interior designers, architects and visual merchandisers. You can stay safe in the knowledge that your chosen plants and foliage will keep your customers, guests, staff and business safe.

No matter what your seasonal requirements are, be they a magical winter wonderland, complete with snowberries, bare branches and pine needles, or an autumnal array of colour, featuring juicy fruits and vibrant orange leaves, we can help you discover how to bring the beauty of the seasons indoors with our premium faux products

Find out more or ask for a quote from our experienced team, by getting in touch with us today.

FireSilx Fire Retardant Leaves

FireSilx Fire Retardant Foliage

Fire is one of nature’s biggest killers. Every year, more and more forest fires are reported around the world, killing hundreds of thousands of animals and severely affecting natural ecosystems.

For most fires, it all begins with a single small flame, which quickly spreads and causes irreparable damage. Our FireSilx flame retardant products are specially designed to help prevent the spread of fire and keep your guests, customers and clients safe while on your property.

How can a fake tree help with fire safety?

Fire isn’t uncommon in larger buildings; we’ve seen at least five major hotel fires in 2018 alone, including at the iconic Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London, which had only just undergone a large renovation project. It is therefore essential for any interior designer, business owner or architect to consider the highest standards of fire safety, especially when dealing with indoor plants and trees.

Unlike real trees, our replica trees can actively prevent the spread of dangerous fires. Instead of allowing a flame to thrive and grow, fire safe foliage will extinguish the flame within 10 seconds, ensuring a safer environment for your guests and limited damage to your business.

Less maintenance and complete peace of mind

Artificial trees are guaranteed to wow your guests; many of them won’t even realise they’re looking at a replica! We pride ourselves on delivering a product that is low-maintenance, and tailor-made to fit seamlessly into your space. We also believe that we have a responsibility to provide trees that will not only amaze your guests, but keep them safe. This is why our FireSilx products are inherently fire retardant, and created using fire resistant materials and chemicals during the manufacturing process. We don’t use sprays or dips post-manufacture so there is no need to worry about greasy, oily or sticky films that attract dust.

flame retardant foliage

Fire safety paired with uncompromised quality

The fireproof element of FireSilx products is guaranteed for life so you will never have to reproof them. All of our FireSilx trees, plants and foliage are rigorously tested, ensuring that they meet the highest global FR standards.

We are continually finding new ways to elevate our FR assessments, and most recently, we’ve added DIN 4102 Part 1 (the standard in Germany) to our testing spectrum.
At TreeLocate, we don’t allow essential new safety features to compromise the quality of our products. Our customers will receive the same show-stopping effects and unrivalled realism as they’ve come to expect from our range.

Trust TreeLocate with your fire safe foliage

Our team has been designing and crafting outstanding tree replicas of all types for more than 25 years. We understand that quality can’t be compromised, which is why all of our bespoke Arboretum trees are manufactured with the look, feel and impact of the real thing, with the added benefit of being completely fire retardant.

With no restrictions on size or style, and a lifetime guarantee for FireSilx products, we’re certain that you’ll love what we can offer you.

 

Find out more about our fire retardant foliage or get a quote for your requirements today.

Palm Tree Installation

Palm trees are one of nature’s most beautiful designs. With their magnificent display of draping, green leaves, and sturdy trunk, it’s no wonder that so many people aim to replicate their awe-inspiring appearance. For thousands of years, the palm has held a heavy historical significance, from palm leaves being used to fan monarchs and royals to dozens of mentions in the Bible and the Quran.

These days, the palm tree holds a more secular place in society. Its quintessentially tropical feel has people all over the world displaying palms with pride in public buildings, museums, hotels, event spaces, and even leisure facilities.

Why are artificial palm trees so popular?

The UK is not the ideal place for raising tropical plants, which makes growing and maintaining palm trees no easy feat. Artificial palms provide all the impressive look and feel of natural plants, without the challenge of maintaining their health. You can also enjoy beautiful palm trees indoors for years to come with zero maintenance cost.

When designed and manufactured to the high quality you can expect from our team, artificial palm trees have the same majestic appeal as any you’d find in a genuine tropical setting. Their dramatic impact is only heightened by the realisation that they’re not actually real palm trees, but impeccably made replicas.

What can you expect from our palms?

We offer custom replica palms, hand-built in the UK, available in any style and with no height restrictions. Whether you’re looking to wow guests with a leafy banana palm or create impact with an iconic Washingtonia palm, we’re guaranteed to create a show-stopping product with an impressively realistic effect.

Made with strong steel cores and stable, heavy baseplates, our artificial palms ensure beautiful, safe structures that are built to last. Our bespoke trees are available as fire-retardant options and come with a choice of either artificial or preserved fronds.

preserved palm tree fronds

Why should you choose preserved fronds?

A preserved frond is our recommended choice for interior palm trees. We take genuine, original palm fronds and carefully preserve them to protect their beauty and natural appearance. The end result is an undeniably realistic palm tree that delivers the allure of nature to an interior.

How do you know we’re the best?

With 25 years under our belts, we know fake palm trees better than any manufacturer in the UK. It’s not all about the look, but the feel, the quality and the craftsmanship that goes into each and every tree we make.

We know that outstanding quality means a long-lasting product that never loses its effect, which is why we carefully select the materials we work with and offer UV resistant foliages colourfast stabiliser for an everlasting colour, even with regular exposure to the sun.

Our bespoke service is highly rated by all of our clients and, thanks to our expert design team, there are no restrictions on size or style, so it’s easy to find the precise look you envision. We’re certain you’ll be thrilled with what we can do for you.

Find out more about our bespoke artificial and preserved palm trees or get a quote for your requirements today.

Artificial Plants and Trees IndoorsNot unlike the natural world, artificial foliage comes in all shapes, colours and sizes. You can find it in the form of exquisite, life-sized olive trees in the finest of hotels and palaces, to simple and effective potted plants neatly lining office space. We encounter artificial foliage each and every day and the world is brighter for it.

Craftmanship of Artificial Foliage

Replicating something that nature does so effortlessly is no mean feat as plants and trees are complex structures perfectly designed to carry out their purpose. It takes patience, planning and raw skill to create and when it’s done correctly, it is indistinguishable from the real thing. A true likeness of the source flora is often the target when designing artificial foliage and to achieve this, it takes a long time, genuine artistic vision and a delicate hand.

The Complexity of Artificial GreeneryA gentle and artful touch is a requirement when assembling artificial plant wall panels, for example. This is not a craft undertaken by machines but by creative human beings who understand what constitutes an aesthetically pleasing end-product. Arranging foliage piece by piece so that it fits naturally within its context is something that takes practice and a lot of time. This process of assembling the whole piece by hand really allows for amazing customisation. Incredible green walls, for example, with vibrant complexions utilising colours meaningful to a particular business or individual, can act as an extension of an entity’s ethos or style.

Benefits of Artificial Trees & Plants

One of the most useful characteristics of artificial greenery is the ability to personalise it precisely to a specific taste or need. One may have the desire to brighten up the entrance of an office or work space with a colourful selection of hanging baskets. Perhaps a series of large, realistic trees with dense canopies to obscure the ceiling of a restaurant giving a natural and unique dining experience. Of course, striking, unnatural colour palettes can have their place as well.

Undoubtedly, using artificial foliage in place of living foliage has its benefits, obviating the need for watering and trimming which is essential and time-consuming maintenance for living foliage. When it’s not practical to employ the use of live plants and trees in your space for the aforementioned reasons or any other, you may find that artificial foliage is what you have been searching for.

The Practical Use of Fake Plants

Endless Possibilities on Artificial BotanyProducts that utilise artificial foliage are particularly suitable when faced with extreme weather conditions. Locations that endure extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, will benefit from the use of non-living greenery. Many beautiful species of trees and plants would be simply unable to survive the punishing sunshine and heat of Middle Eastern summers or the wicked chill of northern Norwegian winters. One can rest assured that artificial botany is the answer when seeking beauty under these circumstances.

Where an item of artificial foliage is going to be subjected to harsh sunlight, it would be wise to use foliage with dedicated UV protection. This is a chemical compound especially designed to combat the colour fading associated with artificial foliage that has experienced heavy exposure to strong sunlight. Treelocate can provide this feature with its very own UVSILX protection which is sure to preserve the integrity of the foliage and the vibrancy of its colour well into the future.

A further fantastic feature is FIRESILX fire resistant coating. Fire resistant material is a requirement for foliage that is placed indoors, in public places in many instances so as to meet fire safety regulations. All of the artificial foliage products on offer at Treelocate feature this option which guarantees that each product meets the British Building Standards requirements. With this borne in mind, one can sleep soundly knowing that any artificial foliage within buildings provide charm and elegance without any degree of compromise with respect to safety.

Low Maintenance Artificial Plants