Your email prompted me to respond immediately as I so appreciated it. Please know that you have every right to be proud of each person who is associated with NTS! I have been treated so well by all starting with Daniel and Daryl and progressing through the last craftsman who left on Friday. Charlie was truly wonderful. He kept me updated at every turn and kept me informed of changes and people and cost. He is so efficient and organized it is fun to watch. I always felt I was an organized person but I picked up a few tricks from him.
All of the wonderful NTS employees who built the treehouse were super talented! Their skill in doing each detail is incredible. It created a beauty within my space that I will treasure for the rest of my life. I will always be able to look back on this time as one of the happiest of my life as not only did I get to see this magnificent structure being built but I was fortunate enough to interact with the terrific group who built it. I looked forward to my daily visit to see the progress and talk with the workers. Though I have been living here alone for most of the time I always knew I had lots of friendly people around.
I certainly hope that you, Judy and other members of your NTS group will always feel welcome to stop by when you are in the area. It has been a pleasure meeting with all of you whether by email or in person. I know they would love to see the unbelievably beautiful structure that now exists."
LOCATION: For-Mar Nature Preserve, Michigan
CLIENT: Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission
“The Parks Commission had a small, but mighty, set of requirements for the treehouse when Nelson Treehouse and Supply began making their plans. The plan was to add additional classroom space ... That meant it needed to hold at least 30 kids plus instructors. It also needed to be barrier-free, allowing people in wheelchairs and with other mobility issues the opportunity to experience the joys of being in the trees.
It was a tall order, but the crew at Nelson Treehouse and Supply came through with a beautiful AND functional design. It took only about a month for them to turn that design into a reality, and now visitors of all ages and abilities who come to For-Mar have the opportunity to experience a treehouse overlooking the Kearsley Creek.
Nestled back in black cherry, red oak, white oak, basswood and bitternut hickory trees, the treehouse stands approximately 30 feet above the bed of the Kearsley Creek oxbow and can be accessed by either staircase or ramp with grades that meet ADA requirements. We’ve already seen over 28,000 visitors [in about six months since opening], and it will continue to be open for the public and be the location for future programs and field trip opportunities.”