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[…]

The Industry Adjusts to Many More Tree Risk Assessments

Many arborists who offer tree risk assessments are new to this sort of service offering. After having customized software to a good number of these professionals, we can now share some learnings that would help others who seek to make this a new revenue stream. About six in ten arborists that we surveyed in the[…]

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[…]

iPhone version!

At last, Forest Metrix has developed a full-featured version for Apple’s iPhone! We were able to keep all the same features and analytics, and the interface is pretty slick. Some think it is even easier to user than the iPad version. One really neat part is that the same cruise file can be used on[…]

Forest Metrix Wins Massachusetts Forestry Software Contract

Vermont forestry software firm Forest Metrix won Massachusetts Bureau of Forestry’s competitive solicitation for mobile forest inventory software. The contract includes customizing Forest Metrix’s commercial interface to suit the unique needs of the state and equipping the state foresters with ruggedized iPad Minis. The customization is to be completed by early spring, with Massachusetts’s staff[…]

NED and SILVAH Site Down; We’re Hosting Temporarily

With the government shutdown turning off all of the federal websites, foresters could no longer download the USFS’s various software packages. Forest Metrix is helping solve this for the time being. It has been endeavoring to work closely with the USFS to make sure that its software is compatible  with the Forest Service’s offerings (more[…]