False Tree Mobile Phone Mast / Fake Cell phone Antenna Tower next to the A40 at Charlton Kings

This disguised Cell “tree” aka mobile phone mast is located next to the A40 at Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England at the Offices of AlanDick which make these things worldwide.

There are no actual transmitters attached to the “Trunk” in this example which makes it appear all the more surreal in contrast to the Cotswold landscape surrounding it. Having looked into it is seems to be the prototype for their patent for an “Antenna Tower in the form of a Tree

The details from the patent provide surprisingly entertaining reading:

“From a distance this arrangement provides an authentic looking tapering branch, without the necessity for complex forming of tubing.”

“The trunk may be formed by a metal tube, which preferably tapers, and the branches may extend through the trunk to be fixed to the other side either directly or via sockets.”

If you’d like to buy one for your back garden check out AlanDick Environmental Solutions

In the USA there is a “camouflaged” monopole, called a Monopalm maybe this one could be called “Obviouspruce”

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Figure from "Antenna Tower in the form of a Tree" patent

False Tree Mobile Phone Mast / Fake Cell phone Antenna Tower with additional white transmitter next to the A40 at Charlton Kings

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Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010