Custom grate and planter systems for tree growth and inhibition can be developed with any aesthetic or design, and can be engineered to provide flexibility and expansion for decades. 

Starting with your concept and working within your budget, Zahner's design team will develop your design as a durable permanent artwork unlike any other. The company's dedicated team of engineers and fabricators will develop systems in collaboration with a designer's vision.

Using the magic of engraving technologies, ZIRA, designers can embed graphics, logo branding, and patterned imagery designs into various custom grates and planter box systems, from tree surrounds to trench grates. Zahner provides designers with unparalleled possibility. 


Custom grate system for Young+Dring.
Custom grate system for Young+Dring.
Custom grate designed by E. Cundiff.
Custom grate designed by E. Cundiff.
Custom steel planter for the University of Kansas.
Custom steel planter for the University of Kansas.
Custom tree-surround for Young+Dring.
Custom tree-surround for Young+Dring.
Custom planter for the Spencer Art Museum.
Custom planter for the Spencer Art Museum.

Any pattern or design can be cut into plate metal and developed as a grate, planter, or tree surround using Zahner custom metal processes. 

Developing a custom plant surround starts with your concept. Zahner can provide a number of design options as well as full service design assist, engineering, manufacturing and installation services. Find out how Zahner can assist with developing your concept by contacting the Zahner sales team.

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