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You Can Strap This Spiral Staircase Onto Any Tree Without Tools
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Product Design7 years ago

You Can Strap This Spiral Staircase Onto Any Tree Without Tools

Designers Thor te Kulve and Robert McIntyre have devised a clever system that allows anyone to build a spiral staircase up the trunk of a tree without actually hurting it and without using tools.

Their innovative staircase is made of birch steps that hold on to the tree trunk with straps and grip its side with thick neoprene pads. Attaching a series of these steps, along with an accompanying handrail, creates a spiral staircase.

“We have worked with the arboriculturalists at Hampstead Heath to ensure we are not damaging the tree,” McIntyre told Dezeen. Trees can still be harmed by girdling after long after sustained friction, so we assume these steps are a temporary setup. According to the designers, a 7m staircase would take 2 people 3 hours to build but only 30min. to take apart.

More info: canopystair.com (h/t: treehugger, dezeen)

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AdamUhlir
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is truly awesome, but it can be seen that nobody from them practice slackline, because otherwise they would put "tree protection" between the stripes and rind...

GaraGara
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

of course, because the 4 cm rubber protection where the stairs touching the trees, is not enough.

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AnttiPietikäinen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doesnt it strangle the tree?? Basically all the water traffic is just under the bark

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AdamUhlir
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is truly awesome, but it can be seen that nobody from them practice slackline, because otherwise they would put "tree protection" between the stripes and rind...

GaraGara
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

of course, because the 4 cm rubber protection where the stairs touching the trees, is not enough.

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AnttiPietikäinen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Doesnt it strangle the tree?? Basically all the water traffic is just under the bark

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