Nature’sPlus Engineered Wood Fiber

Uniquely designed and produced by SafetyFirst, Nature’sPlus playground safety surfacing is naturally mold and decay resistant, IPEMA certified, and ADA compliant. It is the best commercial engineered wood fiber ensuring long-lasting safe and clean school, park, and commercial playgrounds. 

Offering playground wood chips near you. SafetyFirst Playground Maintenance will contact you within 2 business days to schedule delivery for any items coming from the local warehouse.

Options: 50 Cubic Yards, 75 Cubic Yards, 100 Cubic Yards, and Truckload MN/ND/SD

Only available in MN, WI, IA, SD, ND

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Nature’sPlus playground surface is an engineered wood fiber (EWF) that delivers a high-quality surface specific to the needs of playgrounds. Nature’sPlus was developed by SafetyFirst Playground Maintenance using local trees and innovative designs to increase the longevity and safety performance of playground surfacing as compared to typical wood or rubber mulch.

Benefits of Nature’sPlus:

  • IPEMA certified
  • Certified fall heights of 18 feet
  • Accessibility and ADA certified
  • Naturally resistant to decay and mold

Safety and Accessibility

Nature’sPlus is IPEMA certified. IPEMA (International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association) is a certification that validates SafetyFirst Playground Maintenance’s Nature’sPlus surfacing for conformance to certain ASTM standards. ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards are technical manufacturing standards for public use playground surfacing that uphold the safest playground equipment possible.

Nature’sPlus has certified fall heights of 18 feet, making it safer than many other surfacing products in the market.

An engineered wood fiber playground accounts for the safety and accessibility of all visitors, including the knitted layering to allow wheelchair access and softness to decrease fall impact.

Nature’sPlus passes ASTM 1292 for Attenuation and ASTM 1951 for ADA Accessibility.


Nature’sPlus elevates playground surfaces by using a single species, the Tamarack tree, to create the engineered wood fiber playground chips.

The benefits of using the Tamarack tree for playground surfacing:

  • Naturally resistant to water, mold, and decay
  • Increases lifespan of surfacing

Manufacturing Process

The production of Nature’sPlus playground surface is carefully controlled in order to guarantee its long-lasting and natural appearance. When manufactured, all the bark, twigs, and leaves of the Tamarack tree are removed so only the stem wood is used in the production of the engineered wood fiber playground chips which allows a clean and bright product. Each step, from harvesting to processing to delivery, the Nature’sPlus material is thoroughly regulated to ensure your playground has a durable, safe, and appealing surface.

Contact SafetyFirst Playground Maintenance for more information about Nature’sPlus Engineered Wood Fiber and SafetyFirst’s playground surfacing services.

IPEMA Certified F2075IPEMA Certified

ASTM 1292 Head Impact


Tamarack – An American Wood


Fungi Associated with Principle Decays in Wood Products


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Truckload MN/ND/SD, 50 Cubic Yards, 75 Cubic Yards, 100 Cubic Yards, Truckload Wisconsin or Iowa