Awesome Hardware

iPhones & iPads- not Windows Mobile data loggers. Bright screens, GPS, ruggedized and waterproof for < $500.

Easy Touchscreens

A tally sheet that easy on the eyes. Large buttons, clear high contrast layouts, and dynamic interfaces change based on your cruise methods.


See the results while you are still in the field. Complete analysis directly on your device- no need for internet connection or export to other device.

Pro Reports

Polished and ready to send or print directly from your iOS device.

Pro Plus Excel Reports

Use the optional Excel Report Engine (Windows) for additional post-cruise analysis and making your own custom reports.

Custom Merch Specs

Set your product specifications by species. Your product pick list can be limited by species, and also by minimum and maximum diameters inside bark.

Every Possible Method

Forest Metrix is deployed in every region of the country and four continents. Every way that trees are being tallied- single or multi-product, and the industry’s only Dot Tally interface.

Your Way

You decide how you want things set up. There is no need to change your species codes, product calls, length increments, optional tree and plot data; Forest Metrix will not constrain you.


Absolutely, positively, the biggest bang for your money. I was tired of buying overpriced dedicated field data collectors, so I took a serious look at Forest Metrix in 2014. The iPad application is extremely powerful and the staff delivered my customizations as promised. The iPad used for running the application is relatively inexpensive and supports numerous forestry or work-related applications, making my time in the field more efficient. Best of all, I did not have to sink money into one more over-priced field data collector.

Brad Rawlings

Rawlings Consulting Forestry PLLC, NC

Just a quick note to tell you how satisfied we are with the Forest Metrix software. After 5 years of searching for the perfect solution to our field cruising needs, we have landed on a product that leaves nothing to be desired. On top of that, the product is backed up with excellent service. Training day was phenomenal. Thank you-

Randy Shaffer

Regional Manager, Glatfelter, PA

For years we have been looking for a well designed, reasonably priced, user friendly forest inventory program to use in the consulting forestry side of our business and we finally found it – Forest Metrix. We have tried many others and even designed one ourselves but Forest Metrix beats them all hands down. We like the fact that it can be customized and run in the field on an iPad mini – a low priced tablet that allows for great use with the attractive interface from the program. We recommend this program to anyone looking to find the best inventory software available.

Charlie Levesque

President, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, LLC, NH

Thanks to the team at Forest Metrix I learned how useful and powerful the iPad Mini is for working in the woods. And I’ve found their timber inventory program to be extremely user-friendly and efficient! Donn and his team have always been rapid to respond to questions and needs. Plus all the personal customization of the layout adds to its efficiency. Couldn’t be happier!!
Bruce Wilkins

Woodland Management Services, ME

I tell all my forestry colleagues and friends to use Forest Metrix. I have been using Forest Metrix for over a year now. It is with out a doubt the most useful forestry tool I own, my business would not survive without it. I love everything about the software; it is intuitive, and so easy to use. What a great feeling to spend a day in the woods timber cruising, then when you are done all you have to do is hit the “Calculate” button and within a short time Forest Metrix has all of the timber species, volumes, and forest products sorted and calculated. I never go to the woods without my IPad and Forest Metrix; it has made timber appraisal work fun again! Specifically speaking, the product support has been the best I have ever witnessed. Not only do I recommend Forest Metrix to anyone needing a quality timber cruising software, I will be using Forest Metrix until I can’t work in the woods anymore.

Al Sharp

Sharp’s Forestry Consulting LLC, MN

I have worked in private, industrial forestry for 15 years, cruising with pencil and paper for the first 13. With the modern mills’ ever-changing log sorts, combined with the versatility of our cut-to-length operations, my old school sale information wasn’t cutting it. I reviewed several options for moving to computerized timber cruising and found most to be too rigid to meet our needs. The Forest Metrix set-up on my Ipad mini is great. I have used it from -10 to 90+ degrees, in rain and snow without fail. That reliability combined with the customized cruise program is unbeatable.

Tony Fox

Bisballe Forest Products Inc, WI

After the forestry software I had used was no longer supported, I began looking for a practical update. I saw a review for Forest Metrix in the SAF Journal of Forestry, and thought the iPhone application was a great idea. I have used Forest Metrix for over a year now, and am impressed with both the software and technical support. The staff is available to answer any questions I have, as well as trouble shooting during the initial startup phase. The Excel spreadsheet reports are very user friendly, and were easily customized to fit my business needs. I highly recommend Forest Metrix software.

Dana Dowling

Dowling Forestry LLC, PA

We have found Forest Metrix to be extremely helpful and innovative. Their software has helped us become more efficient, and their staff has been responsive and creative regarding the customization of their software to help us meet our needs.

Dale Covey

Senior Forester, Plum Creek, NH, Rawlings Consulting Forestry PLLC, NC

I find that Forest Metrix saves much time in producing the necessary data with graphs. It’s not only more professional, but clients can also understand it. I love the iPad for locating points, and the pictures one can take are great.

Denny Renkin

Renken Consulting, Inc, WI

Forest Metrix has been a powerful tool in the woods. It performs great, it is easy to use, and provides high quality outputs that can be easily incorporated into a forest stewardship plan.

Rod Denning

Grand Valley State University, MI

I would like to take a minute and thank Forest Metrix for being a great group of people with a great product. Having been a consulting forester for over 30 years, I have been slow to “upgrade” to modern technology. I have looked at different systems, some quite expensive for the full package, that did not really report cruise work like I wanted. Finally, Forest Metrix developed a product that is easy to use, very affordable and runs on a computer that can be used for other functions. My cruise data is easily uploaded to my computer, via emailing a file, and the reporting software that quickly produces a report that is easy to understand. I had some questions early on but they were always answered promptly and quickly got me to the finish line with my work. Thank you Forest Metrix!!

Bill Overbey

Timberbrook Forestry, Inc, NC

Forest Metrix saves me time and effort both in the woods and in the office. Data collection using FM is easy and intuitive, because it is customized for my cruising routine. The reports created using FM are powerful, look professional, and provide all of the information my clients want to see.

Eric Yarnell

Yarnell Forestry Consulting, MO

I was hesitant about switching to a new forest inventory program after almost 30 years of using the same one and I was hesitant about giving up my pencil and paper for ‘new technology’. Donn and the guys made Forest Metrix look and run like the software I was used to just a lot more efficiently. Office time spent processing inventories and producing reports has dropped dramatically keeping me in the field which is where I would much rather be and allowed me to become much more efficient. They worked through any of the customizing bugs I requested and were a pleasure to deal with. I should have made the switch years ago.

Jeff Jourdain

Jourdain Forest Management, MA

Forest Metrix has proven to be a valuable and necessary tool in my business as a consultant. I’m able to get fast reliable results, with little time wasted in terms of cruise setup. I’ve always gotten great service and quick responses to my questions and issues.

Chick Crockett

Charles Crockett, ME

The data entry format on the iPad makes cruising setup and data collection a breeze. The end reporting is great as certain summary reports are limited to two pages per stand/tract totals in one easy to read report complete with graphs and stats. Help is always at hand when needed to answer questions.

Jeff Meserve

Oversett Forest Management, Inc, ME


We take pride in listening to our clients and the market.

Forest Metrix sprang from the woods of central Vermont. Its development has been driven by our careful listening to our clients and the market. Over the past 5 years we’ve conducted several surveys to get feedback from our users – both what works and what is lacking – and we listened. Forest Metrix PRO reflects the culmination of this research.

Our products are now deployed with state agencies, some of the largest TIMOs and forest and arboriculture service companies, log buyers, and countless consulting foresters, arborists and ecological professionals.


% Customers Opting Not to Invoke Money Back Guarantee

  • Highest Rated Software by Foresters… % of Foresters Who Like or Love: 89%
  • Next Highest Ranked… % of Foresters Who Like or Love: 68%
  • Low Startup Cost vs. Competition 40%
  • Portion of Hour It Takes from Field to Client-Ready Report 2.5%