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Is it an Arbor or a Trellis?

Arbors and Trellises are two of the more popular landscape accents used to beautify residential properties.  Are they the same thing?  Or are they different?  They are very similar and serve some of the same functions but they are different types of structures.  I’ll be discussing some of the differences between an arbor and a trellis and also explaining the different materials that these yard accents are made out of.

aluminum arbor

Aluminum Arbor

A trellis, according to Merriam-Webster, is a frame with long pieces of wood that cross each other that is used as a support for climbing plants.  It could also be made of vinyl or aluminum in order to make it maintenance-free.  An arbor, according to Merriam-Webster, is a shelter of vines or branches or of latticework covered with climbing shrubs or vines.  Arbors can be made of wood, vinyl or aluminum.  So the main difference is that an arbor provides a shelter from the elements while a trellis is just for decoration.

At, we offer arbors that are made out of wood, vinyl and aluminum.  All of these types of arbors can be ordered and shipped directly to your home or jobsite.  You can then install it if you like to tackle diy projects or have it installed by your contractor.

Many people choose to install a wood arbor because of the intricate latticework available and the beauty if provides.  Others may choose to use the more simple vinyl or aluminum arbors since they are maintenance-free with a lifetime warranty.  Regardless of what you decide, there are many different options and styles to choose from.

Adding an arbor or trellis can really add ambiance to your landscape.  A trellis will take up less space while an arbor would be more visible.  If you don’t see the design or style you are looking for on the website, please give us a call to discuss because we can most likely develop exactly what you have in mind.  You can reach a helpful sales representative at 1 (800) 760-5170.  We welcome your questions and design ideas.


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