New Green Guide for Designing with Artificial Trees, Silk Plants and Tropical Plants in Green Buildings

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Commercial Silk Int'l has developed a New Green Guide for Architects and Designers to assist them when selecting live plants and artificial trees for commercial space designs. As Green Buildings continue to be developed, creating a natural environment in office spaces is becoming increasing more important. Our Green Guide will provide an outline for when the use of artificial plants or live plants would be the most suitable.

Green and silk trees are a great way to utilize and enhance office space. Scientific studies have shown that trees in the workplace improve worker satisfaction and productivity. Trees can also be a very versatile design tool. Deciding whether to use a natural or artificial tree in your design depends on the particular building and personal preference. Using the correct type of tree is important, and both have their benefits.

Green trees should be considered when trying to ease a stressful environment. Live green trees can improve air quality by reducing airborne molds by 50-60%. The cleaner, renewed air means fewer health issues which increases office attendance. The trees not only purify the air, they correct simple humidity issues thereby making the office temperature conditions more comfortable. Creating a dynamic environment is made simple with natural trees as live green trees constantly grow and shed leaves. Buying a natural tree has less of an initial cost than purchasing artificial trees. Finally, one of the most popular reasons for using green trees over silk is their authenticity.

In some buildings, artificial trees may be more appropriate than going the natural route. For example, silk trees can be placed virtually anywhere. Real trees can't grow in dark or shaded areas; this is when the fake tree would be a better option. Artificial trees can be placed up higher on ledges or railings, where watering is dangerous or near impossible. A light dusting is all artificial plants and trees really need. Using low maintenance trees make things simple especially when used in limited access buildings where providing horticultural tree service would be difficult. Silk trees are also practical in drafty areas. Load bearing constraints are not an issue with faux trees. Creating the theme of a room is made simple with the use of fake trees. The initial cost of artificial trees is higher, but can turn out to be the better deal.

Trees are a great way to utilize office space; they play a huge role in creating a natural environment. Both silk and natural green trees create space and frame views in their own way. They also provide scale and help direct traffic as well. Natural and silk trees also complement one-another in the workplace. Trees work in almost any setting, and choosing the correct type is simple with the proper information.

About Commercial Silk Int'l:
We are a leading manufacturer of silk plants, trees and foliages exclusively for commercial projects. We specialize in commercial grade, large silk plants that are hand crafted and built to each client's specifications. All of our wholesale artificial trees and plants are available with fire retardant foliage. In addition to indoor silk plants, we also manufacture a line of outdoor silk trees. Our outdoor silk plants are constructed using silk foliage with UV blocking chemicals. From a boxwood topiary hedge to a large outdoor cedar plant, our outdoor silk trees can be used for a variety of applications. So when your project requires a single silk topiary or a artificial palm, select the Company that has built and had product installed in over 50 countries to help make your project a success.

For any additional information on our products or services please visit our website at or contact us at 952-934-7666.


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