WholeTrees partnered with the Birmingham Zoo to design and fabricate a set of round timber play structures for the Zoo’s upcoming natural play area. Each structure is fabricated from sturdy, exterior-grade black locust and was placed with sensitivity to existing plantings and varying elevations across the site. Intended for a wide range of ages, the playscape includes lofty climber poles, a tree maze for exploring, a log pile for climbing around, and a one-of-a-kind Eagle’s Nest.
MORA – Asian Fusion sought an accent piece for their restaurant. WholeTrees supplied a truly unique Pin Oak to be suspended in the space. The inverted decorative tree serves as a chandelier within the space and sheds light on the restaurant patrons.
WholeTrees completed the design and fabrication drawings for two timber structures for this upcoming tribal interpretive center in North Dakota: an internal Earth Lodge merging traditional Mandan earth lodge and modern WholeTrees framing techniques, as well as an external detached amphitheater for outdoor theatrical performances.
The Tree House Stair was a collaborative project that brought together the interdisciplinary talents of architects, builders, contractors, and the home owner to create the finished product: a functional sculpture integrated into the architecture of the home. Each piece of wood and metal was fabricated and installed by hand. For this project, Aaron Laux Design collaborated with WholeTrees to source and harvest an impressively branched decorative black locust tree from woodlands local to the job site to serve as the centerpiece to the installation.
WholeTrees partnered with solar installer Ethos Green Power to install a single-bay carport at Ethos’ headquarters in downtown Viroqua, less than 10 miles from WholeTrees’ facility in Westby. The post-and-beam design accommodates two cars, an electric car charger, and multiple rows of solar panels for a structure that leverages local resources while expressing the company’s commitment to sustainability. See our carport brochure to learn more. See our carport brochure to learn more.
WholeTrees teamed up with Vermont solar installer, SunCommon, to develop round timber solar carports. We installed these 5 and 6-bay carports for clients enjoying their coffee and bakery at the cafe. This 64 kW system covers cars and provides energy for the coffee shop. WholeTrees continues to develop larger and more robust solar carport products to allow customers to support their renewable energy systems on renewable resources. See our carport brochure to learn more.