Custom trees can be designed and made to fit your budget Fabrication techniques include a variety of materials based upon your budget and design.
- GFRC Trunk - a cement fiber mix. The most durable, vandal resistant, interior/exterior.
- Fiberglass Trunk - durable for inside and outside applications.
- Latex Bark - durable but not recommended for close up contact with kids.
- Giant TimberBamboo - big bamboo kiln dried & can be fabricated up to 75' in height.
- Natural Wood Trunks - interior applications & suited for trees under 18' ht.
- Talking Trees - animatronic faces or arm movements can be added for fun or education.
If you have an idea or concept we can provide some guidelines and structural recommendations. Call 281-831-6995
From whimsical to museum quality we've provided some examples for your review:
"Just wanted to thank you for the beautiful tree you made me. I am very happy with the results of it. It's definitely the highlight of my office and hopefully the talk of the subdivision once we open. Please thank your staff for all their hard work in this project."
Dr. Tepphanie Thach Little Smiles of Sienna Pearland, TX April 1, 2009
Little Smiles of Sienna Pearland, Texas April 1, 2009 This giant tree is the heart of a children's waiting room. The trunk is hand sculpted to replicate a natural trunk but is fabricated out of cement to withstand any punishment the little darlings can dish out.
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital 4th Floor - Healing Garden Houston, Texas May, 2010 The Healing Garden on the 4th floor was designed to provide a tranquil setting for both patients and staff. Surrounded by patient's rooms, the windows allow a park like view for a soothing environment. Live plants were ruled out due to weight factors, cost of continuous maintenance, no clear access for installation, and the impossibility of future plant replacement. The museum quality trees are realistic and lifelike. Hospital staff are often seen have their picnic lunch and breaks in the shade of these trees and on the lush lawn we provided.
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Main Lobby Houston, Texas May, 2010 Providing plant material that would bring the human scale to a seventh story atrium was a challenge presented by the Methodist management. Typical plant materials were dwarfed by the soaring space and minimal floor space limited available solutions. With only 5 weeks till opening we fabricated custom kiln dried bamboo so realistic that the staff expressed concerns about the bamboo taking over the lobby.
Sienna Plantation Sales Center Pearland, Texas April 1, 2007 Two trees are the focal point of Sienna Plantation's Sales Center. The largest has a talking face that provides delight all day long. Built with state-of-the-art electronics which eliminated the need for a bulky and loud air compressor and tubing. The trunk is fabricated out of latex fabricated from molds of live trees. To add to the realism we detailed it with mulberry fruit and swirling Monarch butterflies.
Animatronic Faces Worldwide
Talking trees or rock walls are a fun and great way to entertain or educate. Operated by electronic signals or air lines, they are easy to operate and maintain.
Giant Python Exhibit Downtown Aquarium Houston, Texas 2007 Creating a tree that would withstand the force applied by a giant Boa required extreme structural support. The hand crafted shell also needed to be reinforced to resist the exertions of this monster snake. Branches and vines were equally challenging.