Bob Wear Jr., President of Oasis Illusions, turned his passion for the tropics into a business. As a child Wear had always envisioned living in an exotic atmosphere far away from New Jersey’s native landscapes. Wear was not completely aware that many other residents, like himself, appreciated the theme that tropical plants and trees could create. Palm Trees are symbolic of that atmosphere and climate. Growing up Wear tried everything in his power to grow palm trees in his backyard. Wear tried to protect large palms purchased from an amusement park at the end of the summer season by covering them with bubble plastic. He also tried growing plants from seeds.
All of these efforts did not prevail. Most palm trees cannot survive in areas that have a frost line. When the first frost comes it will cause the palms to freeze to death. They are made up of 75% water. This water expands and causes them to freeze to death.
Instead of giving up on his dream of the tropics in his backyard Wear decided if he could not grow it, he would make it.
Since then some of our clients include Nascar of the Poconos, high end clubs and restaurants, resorts, and several CEOs of different companies, and many homeowners.
Also we have tested these replica palm trees in the harshest environments for many years. We have tested these palm trees in South Florida, California, Michigan, and New Jersey. We also have several installations worldwide in the Netherlands, Canada, and Hong Kong.
Oasis Illusions was started to create palm trees that are realistic. We wanted to build trees that are realistic enough that people can’t tell the difference between ours and the real thing. We want to have them used in landscape designs or themes.
Wear said “I have tested most of my competitor’s products, and they have all failed, quality-wise; in regards to structural strength, and standing up to all climatic conditions. This will separate us from our competition.” “Oasis Illusions is the only high quality, durable, realistic artificial outdoor palm tree builder.”
Oasis Illusions has been custom building palm trees since summer of 2003.