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D-MAN® Anchor System - Plati-Mat®
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. The award-winning D-MAN® is a strong, compact and lightweight system primarily designed to replace the traditional kerbstone or sleeper deadman.

D-MAN® can be used individually or in multiples and cells simply lock / unlock together. It has a distinctive letterbox style wire tendon anchor point and a unique cup for cup water for valuable water storage. D-MAN® is made from recycled plastic and when combined Plati-Mat and our own engineered ratchet tensioner provides excellent stability to the tree.

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One Tower Bridge, London – UK

D-MAN® Structural Systems - Plati-Mat®
D-MAN® cells can be easily connected together and stacked to create a structural system to suit any planting area or podium. This allows for trees with rootballs of varying heights to be planted level and also provides options to influence the architecture of the soil. The D-MAN® Structural System alleviates many problems caused by planting in restricted urban areas.

  • Cover and protect large planting areas & roof gardens
  • Stack cells, by rotating them 180°, to allow planting areas to be built up.
  • Secure trees & large shrubs with our D-MAN® Anchor System in any location
  • Allows catchment water to drain underneath leaving the balance in cells

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Great Malborough Street, London – UK

Deadman System - Plati-Mat®
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 buried 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 12 metres high.

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High Line Park, New York – USA

Deadman System - Strap
Designed to satisfy the requirements of a specialist market, deadman 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 7.5 metres high.

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Milan Expo – Italy

Eyebolt Fixing System - Plati-Mat®
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.

  • Ideal for planting in difficult locations
  • Suitable for most concrete planters & bases
  • Fast & easy installation
  • System can be tailored & adjusted on site

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Porto Montenegro – Montenegro

Eyebolt Fixing System - Strap

Pacific City, Huntington Beach – USA

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