The last image I have of the smallest chick is from Tuesday the 21rst a bit after 2 p.m. It wasn’t doing well, sleeping much, not appearing terribly successful in the food scrums, and suffering from some sort of wound on the back of the neck. For the previous week or so, it didn’t seem[…]
To see earlier posts on the Cooper’s hawk project, see these links: Update 1 Update 2 This third update recounts events starting on June 18, 2016. June 18: The larger of the young are just at that tween stage, where they are about to look more like hawks than hatchlings. It happens, very, very rapidly,[…]
June 12 I had been starting to despare that we’d only have three chicks this year. Which is a perfectly normal of chicks for a Cooper’s nest, if a bit on the low side. But more would make this year’s observations more analogous to last year’s data, when we saw five successfully fledge. Cooper’s often have[…]
The Forest Metrix staff came together over time in part because of shared interests that go beyond making professional software for foresters and arborists. Most of us are intense nature geeks; which means that we spend a lot of time out in the woods observing things, taking pictures, and even constructing data sets from which we can[…]
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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