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Demonstration of Urban Forest Metrix

Here is a 9-minute run-through of the field interface for Urban Forest Metrix, the system designed for arborists and tree care firms. This demonstration concentrates on the iPad interface elements for field technicians looking to work with trees, do mapping, conduct tree risk assessments and various other functions.

July 2015 Tech Update

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[…]

Urban Forest Metrix workshop- UWSP

Urban Forest Metrix will be conducting a half-day workshop at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point campus.  On January 7, from 1PM – 4PM, attendees will learn about using smart phones and tablets for arboricultural tasks and the Urban Forest Metrix solution. This is a good opportunity to learn how the transition to tracking tree[…]

Free and Cheap Tree Care Apps

This quarter we review a few favorites, ranging from free soil software that will use the GPS and indicate the structure and content of what’s underneath your feet to some of the horticulture reference texts that have been made available online. These are just a taste of what is out there. Many other guides –[…]

Most Desired Software Features Arborists Have Not Had

Over the course of customizing Urban Forest Metrix for dozens of different firms and arborists each quarter, we get to know how people work alike and how they work differently. Here are the key desires arborists said they need and haven’t been able to find: –       Desire for a simple mapping solution –       For institutional[…]

Arborists: Biz Growing, Competition Worse, We’re Not Getting Younger

Urban Forest Metrix released the results of a survey sent to a couple thousand arborists asking about their own local business conditions. The upshot? Demand in the industry is growing rapidly, but so is competition. A lot of facts came out of the study, such as which areas are proving to be the most successful[…]

Risk Assessments Made Easy – Now with ISA’s TRAQ Values

Tree risk assessments are the single strongest growing category of business for arborists aside from tree healthcare. Urban Forest Metrix incorporates several easy methods to conduct risk analyses, including the one most used by arborists across the U.S. and Canada: the ISA’s TRAQ system. The TRAQ system contains several hundred factors with different and very[…]

Tree Valuations Made Easy

Urban Forest Metrix now lets arborists and urban foresters use both major methods for tree valuations. All of the math is done for you, and the condition ratings are tabulated via a slick interface, removing the need to tally up a few dozen criteria to get that condition percentage. A report can be instantly saved[…]