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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.

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[…]

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 –[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]