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[…]

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[…]

Waterproof iPad Mini Case (iPega) Review Update

Tig’s Take: It handled the two-year-old during the pre-bedtime bath. There isn’t much worse it could be subjected to. I did notice that placing a sharp-cornered plastic box  made a little mark in the rubbery screen protector. The box was only about half a pound in weight. I don’t so much mind the mark, but[…]

The Making Of

Inevitably, as we collected footage of foresters using the system, we collect, well, bloopers. Here are some shots from the few hours we spent outside shooting our introductory video…                                                    […]