Creating artificial trees is an art, as shown in this time elapsed video of a Commercial Silk manufacturer creating an artificial Ficus tree. Our team of craftsmen are masters in their field and strive to create the most authentic and realistic silk trees in the industry. Fortunately, our craftsmen have over 40,000 square feet of studio-like warehouse space to perfect their art.
At the base of the tree, trunks and PVC collars are embedded into a reinforced container. For permanent installations, steel plates would be utilized.
Branches are joined to the main trunk using doweled ends. Steel reinforcements allow our craftsmen to manipulate tree density and form specific shapes typical to the various trees we manufacture. Cables are then used to preserve the shape.
Branch and trunk imperfections are hand painted to blend with the stem coloration, further heightening the authenticity, and tapered branch tips provide a smooth transition from branch to foliage.
Last and certainly not least, our Inherantly Fire Retardant (IFR&trade) foliage provides permanent fire protection to meet state fire code requirements (NFPA 70, Class A per ASTM E84, California title 19, US BOv SIN 4722-06 Flammabilty Code, NFPA 705), allowing our silk trees to be implemented in commercial projects, such as a rooftop bar Ficus tree installation.