This Eco-Friendly Staircase Makes It Easy to Climb Trees

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 11, 2015
References: canopystair & designtaxi
Royal College of Art graduates Thor Ter Kulve and Robert McIntyre recently designed an eco-friendly staircase that makes it fun and easy to climb tress. The two students designed the user-friendly 'CanopyStair' after spending an exhausting day scaling tress in Arizona. While they enjoyed climbing trees, they felt that there must be a way of making it easier to do so.

The CanopyStair is made from birch plywood, which curves around the circumference of the tree. The steps are attached to the trunk of the tree and contain neoprene pads that make it easy to climb. There is also a handrail attached to ensure the safety of those climbing the tree. The design is not only functional, but also eco-friendly. Kulve and McIntyre consulted an arborist when developing the staircase to ensure that their product would not damage any trees.

The eco-friendly staircase is easy to assemble and can be enjoyed by both children and adults alike.