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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.

Limited Time: Free iPad Mini with UFM Purchase

Buyers of our Urban Forest Metrix software will be given an iPad Mini (one per institution) if purchased before the end of January 31. The 16GB Wifi Mini is upgradable to the cellular version, better screen and additional memory. For those who already have their optimal hardware, the price of the software will be reduced[…]

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 –[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Urban Forest Metrix Launched

Forest Metrix is proud to announce the release of its urban forestry application Urban Forest Metrix, allowing private and municipal arborists to inventory trees and keep a living medical record for each of them with very little effort. Because it makes creating work orders and maintenance treatment assignments very easy, data for each of these[…]

Sharon, VT Uses FM Variant for Streets

The town of Sharon, Vermont worked with Forest Metrix to create an application similar to Forest Metrix to sample and keep track of road segment conditions. The project will extend over the fall, allowing local Sharon Academy students to get field experience helping create an inventory of the town’s entire road system. The Vermont Council[…]