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Tree Stabilization
Without Ground Anchors

With the ever-increasing desire to create beautiful landscapes in challenging urban environments and roof gardens there are many occasions where a standard tree anchoring system cannot be used due to the location of buried services or shallow planting areas. Platipus have developed permanent tree anchoring systems, using stainless steel accessories, available in a wide range of options to suit individual applications:

  • Podiums
  • Roof Gardens
  • Bridges
  • Concrete Planters
  • Jetties

Suitable for:

  • Coastal environments with high levels of salinity
  • Sites exposed to high winds and heavy rainfall
  • On-structure applications where root development is restricted by shallow and narrow planting pits
Platipus D-MAN Anchor System, a strong, compact and lightweight system

D-MAN Anchor System – Plati-Mat®

Platipus offers effective solutions for planting in difficult urban environments with their Deadman Anchor Systems

Deadman Anchor System – Plati-Mat®

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D-MAN™ Anchor System

The award-winning D-MAN is a strong, compact and lightweight system primarily designed to replace the traditional kerbstone or deadman sleeper. D-MAN can be used individually or in multiples where cells simply lock together. It has a distinctive letterbox style wire tendon anchor point and a unique cup for valuable water storage. D-MAN is made from recycled plastic and when combined with Plati-Mat® and our own engineered ratchet tensioner provides excellent stability to the tree.

RF1PDMAN Anchor System – Plati-Mat – Installation Guide

RF2PDMAN Anchor System – Plati-Mat – Installation Guide

The Platipus Deadman System offers a fast and efficient method of securing rootball trees up to 40′ high

Deadman Anchor System

Designed to satisfy the requirements of a specialist market, traditional deadmen systems have enabled Platipus to offer effective solutions for planting in difficult urban environments, where services may be a problem. The systems use kerbstones or sleepers as anchor points and providing that the soil placed on top of the kerbstones or sleepers has been well compacted before placing the tree in the pit, the systems offer a fast and efficient method of securing rootball trees up to 40′ high.

Deadman System

Deadman System

Deadman System – Dual Tensioner

Specialist Systems

In addition to our standard systems, we also provide individual bespoke tree anchoring systems to resolve challenging planting situations such as roof gardens, containers, solid bases, and unusual urban sites.