Tree furniture for urban environments

on Thursday, 14 January 2016.

Trees provide a soft, soothing and relaxing vibe in built up open public spaces like urban areas, street scapes or shopping districts. However, pedestrians and other elements of urban life can hinder trees from reaching their full bloom. To help facilitate their growth and keep them protected, tree grates and guards are being used to help.


Tree Grates

Tree Grates refer to a provision at the base of the tree, these grates are designed to give extra space for foot traffic in an urban streetscapes and shopping districts while protecting the trees root system from damage. Grates are generally designed with slits/holes or other small opening designs that allows water to enter below the grate to help with tree growth. Grates can be designed in different shapes, colours and patterns, besides the mentioned practical reasons, grates can also give the area an aesthetic furniture piece which can enhance the looks.

Furphy Foundry manufactures tree grates in a number of materials including cast aluminium which has high corrosion resistance and can withstand harsh public space conditions. Our standard tree grates come in circular or square designs in two primary sizes at 1219mm x 1219mm or 1500mm x 1500mm. The grate frames are made of galvanised steel with positioning lugs for easy installation and maintenance. These grates are available in mill finish cast aluminium and can be powder coated in a range of colours. Alternatively, we can design and manufacture a custom solution with various materials to your specific requirements.


Tree Guards

Tree guards are fences or physical barriers to protect trees. Pollution, pedestrians and other factors can impose danger to trees in any environment. Tree guards secure the tree planting area by keeping a barrier around the tree and prevents pedestrians from brushing past, walking on the soil or using the tree trunk for bicycle parking.

Here at Furphy Foundry, we offer a range of quality tree guards to suit any open public space. Our standard pre-designed tree guards are manufactured in hot dipped galvanised steel and come in either a circular or square design. Both designs are available in standard sizes and can be finished with powder coating in a range of colours.

With over 150 years of manufacturing experience, Furphy Foundry has the ability to create a design using different materials to complement any design aesthetics and withstand the Australian environment. If you would like to know more about our tree furniture, please click here. For enquiries and more information about our products and services, please contact us.

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