Forest Metrix sprang from the woods of central Vermont. Donn Downey, a consulting forester and Tig Tillinghast, fifth in a line of forestry-related professionals, introduced comprehensive industry software into the modern generation of mobile computing hardware.
Each forester and arborist has a unique take on how things should be done, and the software needs to conform to those different perspectives. Over the years, the two programs developed to include many features that the markets demanded- some completely new.
Our products are now deployed with state agencies, some of the largest TIMOs and forest and arboriculture service companies, log buyers, and countless consulting foresters, arborists and ecological professionals.
We aren't getting any younger,
% of foresters and arborists are older than 40
But we own smart phones!
% of adults already own and use the necessary hardware
We Use Technology,
% of foresters and arborists use GPS and industry-specific software
AND want to save time.
% of us want to be more efficient
Real Expertise; Real Availability; Some Real Odd
Here at Forest Metrix have a unique perspective on the roll-out of TRAQ. Our program is the only one we know of currently that has all of the TRAQ data fields integrated into an electronic system that manages TRAQ records and automates calculations. This means that as we customize the TRAQ system for each arborist, we[…]
Last year, we ran a poll of about 2,500 arborists and other tree care professionals to gauge how the industry was faring. A month ago, we ran the poll once more, this time against more than 4,000 pros. As in 2014, we discovered some interesting trends. What follows is an executive summary of our findings. The[…]
Urban Forest Metrix made its first major leap, jumping to version 2.0. It also now comes in an enterprise version, geared for larger firms with more than 10 people. The features below marked by an * indicate that the function is available in the enterprise version. 2.0 improvements include: Instant integration with Google Earth, GIS and[…]
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Forest Metrix will be conducting a full day workshop on Friday, August 14, at Central Wisconsin Environmental Station in Amherst Junction, WI. See agenda below. If you’ve been considering moving into the 21st century to SAVE TIME in your cruising/reporting process, this is a good opportunity to learn how that transition could work. Attendees will[…]
On a recent visit with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, we spent some time meeting in a vacant corner office, unremarkable in every way except for the large aged wooden desk. I figured they were pulling my leg when they explained it was the desk of Gifford Pinchot, the first chief of the U.S.[…]
Here are a few tech accessories that have been introduced in the past year. LifeProof (www.lifeproof.com) waterproof rugged cases are starting to get built-in auxiliary batteries. This makes an iPhone (case currently available for the 6) a true 10 hour device under the most demanding conditions. We don’t know yet if they are developing for[…]
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that one of the most frequently cited “worst things” about forestry is the increasing tick population in many parts of the country. You MUST READ the section on Permethrin below if you are struggling to keep ticks at bay. PERMETHRIN- This pesticide has been used in agricultural and residential applications for[…]
2nd ANNUAL FORESTER SURVEY RESULTS We recently released our second annual survey to about 2,500 foresters (SAF members and a few hundred others). The survey is intended to provide insight about how foresters are feeling about their business and the tools they are using. Demographics Roughly 2/3 of foresters are working as consulting foresters, and[…]
Forest Metrix will be at the Allegheny SAF 2015 Winter Meeting from Wednesday February 18 to the 20th.