Mini Beast Areas

Early Years Nature - Early Years Playground Equipment

Ref:PWP9500

Ideal for getting Early Years pupils involved with outdoor science and nature teaching, the mini beast area fits in well with the government's ‘Learning outside the Classroom Manifesto'.

A fantastic addition to a nature trail, this unique and imaginative concept consists of an area of space filled with bark and woodland logs and comes complete with timber log edgings.

The logs are usually pieces of timber that have been felled as part of a pruning program or that have fallen off a tree so they still have the bark on them. As the bark decays this along with the bark chippings encourages termites and insects - the Mini Beasts - into the area, adding more excitement to an already extremely interesting product!

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Redwood

Due to Environmental reasons we choose to use European Redwood. This is one of the hardest softwoods available and is suitable for exterior usage. It has a natural resilience, and the introduction of the preservative Tanalith E helps this timber have a greater life span than some hardwoods - without the negative environmental impact associated with exotic hardwoods.

Redwood timber is fully grown in 50 years. It is also harvested and replanted in 50% of the time that it takes a hardwood tree to reach maturity. All redwood used by Pendlewood is harvested from sustainable forests.

Tanalith E Pressure Treated Timber

The treated timber that Pendlewood supply is pressure treated Tanalith E.

Tanalith E conforms to the efficacy requirements of BS EN 599-1:19997, and is treated in accordance with the penetration and retention guidance given in BS EN 351-1:1996 to give a desired service life in the selected hazard class as defined in BS EN 335-1:11992.

·  Low maintenance

·  No varnishing or further treatments required

·  Long life product

·  Eco friendly preservative

·  A truly sustainable timber

·  All edges rounded for safety

·  All surfaces smooth to touch

·  No copper chromic arsenic trace elements