The trussmas tree

Pasquill Inverness erects giant ‘Trussmas’ tree

Published:  27 November, 2019

To mark the start of the festive season, Pasquill has built another of its ‘Trussmas’ Christmas trees.

Situated at Pasquill’s Inverness branch this year, the tree stands at an impressive seven metres, and is made entirely out of trusses.

This is the third year running that the ‘Trussmas’ tree has been erected. Although the 2017 version was more subdued,  the tree was supersized in 2018 following a great response from customers. The edifice, comprised of eleven different segments, was topped with a traditional star.

This year, the Inverness design team used MiTek’s Pamir 3D software to plan the structure. The software’s 3D modelling and augmented reality allowed the team to better understand the scale of the tree. Once the design process was completed, the individual pieces were cut, pressed and plated together at the branch.

For those not able to view the tree in real life, Pasquill has also published an online version of the 3D model, allowing users to view structure from any angle. Those who do visit the tree are invited to share their picture of it on social media, using the hashtag #TRUSSMAS2019.

Donald Matheson, Senior Designer at Pasquill, said: “The team at Pasquill Inverness are proud to put up our ‘Trussmas’ tree for Christmas 2019 – it always gets such a positive reaction from staff and customers alike, and makes us feel truly festive.

“We welcome locals in the area to come to our branch to view the structure, and chat about the products and services we provide.”

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