Each year we go to a lot of conferences, and invariably the ASCA conference properly caps things off. Generalizing, the ASCA people are really engaged in pushing the science of arboriculture. They are more interested in taking down and using more data. They’re interesting people doing more and more interesting things, and the mash-up of[…]
It has now been more than a week since we last saw the Cooper’s hawk fledglings. Weather intervened, taking a few days off of our camera regimen, and then the loon project stole our attention. But five days ago, three days ago and again today, I took a camera and an iPad into the forest to[…]
With the Forest Metrix cameras trained on the loon nest and its environs, we get to see the foggy transformation from night to day and couldn’t resist processing the images into a timelapse. Note the lily pad flowers at the bottom of the screen opening up at the end.
Yesterday was day 31 of the Cooper’s hawks’ first hatching. A lot has happened in the past 7 days, since the last update. As I suspected, soon after the last update, they fledged. I was up in the tree when I believe it first happened, although it could be that this was just a reprise[…]
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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[…]
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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