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Liven up your office with preserved palm trees

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Studies show that Americans work nearly 1,800 hours each year. It's important to have a comfortable office design to improve quality of life and boost productivity for employees.

Most cubicles resemble desolate-looking work spaces. However, plant life can bring pleasant garden shrubbery into your work environment.

Preserved Palm Trees

Preserved palm trees are often installed in offices, restaurants, malls, hotels, and casinos to bring life inside a building environment. They can also be treated to be fire resistant in order to meet local fire standards and building codes.

One provider is Minneapolis-based Commercial Silk International, which manufactures preserved palm trees using fronds that are harvested from living trees. According to the company website, these "are systemically preserved to retain their natural beauty."

Commercial Silk, like many providers in this industry, uses a proprietary preservation solution that enables the preserved palm fronds to look and feel alive without the frequent maintenance of real palms. The natural look is what provides aesthetic beauty to the establishments of (typically high-end) customers.

Customized Plants

The company uses natural bark from live palm tree trimmings and meticulously crafts the trunk of the preserved palm tree. Commercial Silk works with each client's specifications.

Thus, they can deliver plants of various sizes, depending on the location in which you plan to install the preserved palm trees.

Here are the types of palms offered by Commercial Silk:

  • Date palms
  • Fan palms
  • Phoenix Canariensis palm trees
  • Phoenix Dactylifera palms
  • Washingtonia Robusta palms
  • Washingtonia Filifera palm trees
  • Livistona palms
  • European Fan palm
  • Coconut palm trees
  • Island palms
  • Tropical Elegans palm trees
  • Pygmy Date palms
  • Sago palms
  • Pineapple palms

Commercial Silk International was founded in 1986 as a division of Plantscape Inc., a leading national interior landscaping firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company's mission is to produce the world's finest, most authentic artificial trees and silk plants for commercial projects.


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