Urban Forest Metrix:

Tree Inventory, Mapping and Management Software for Arborists, Cities and Tree Care Firms.
Tree Software For…

For Tree Inventories

Easy, fast, integrates GPS, camera, net & management tools.

For Arborists

Arborst software for fast diagnosis and recording of recommendations for professional proposals and reports; Hand off work to field staff with pictures, other context.

For Tree Service Firms

From sales arborist proposals to approvals to work orders to invoices. Manage the data in a way that leads continually to more business.

Most Comprehensive Feature Set...

Clients love the maps, reports, and added services like appraisals and risk assessments. When you email a tree inventory report or PDF proposal right from the field, they’re impressed.


Easy & accurate. GIS-compatible without GIS hassle. Send clients URLs.

Manage Work

Create professional proposals, assign work and send invoices.

Tree Risk Assessment

Includes TRAQ + other methods. Color your map with risk conditions.

Inventory Entry

Nothing faster, or – when needed – more complete. Easy entry, easier updating.

Pretty Reports

A full suite of stock & customized reports, in PDF & Excel

Tree Appraisals, Auto-Lookups

So easy to add assessment. Automates ISA lookup tables, calculates values.

Win More Business

Clients love the maps, reports, and added services like appraisals and risk assessments. When you email a PDF proposal right from the field, they’re impressed.

“Could not be happier.”

We have been using Urban Forest Metrix (UFM) for many years. After trying many and buying other urban tree inventory programs, and being frustrated, we found UFM and could not be happier.

They have given us nearly everything we have asked for. On occasion, they will say they don’t think they can do that. But just wait a little, and before you know it, they have found a way. I am very glad we found UFM after many years of searching. Thank you!

Jim Barborinas, Bartlett Tree Experts

“UFM makes me a better arborist.”

UFM makes me a better arborist. It has incorporated input from some of the best arborists and arboricultural research in the country. Most importantly for me, it helps me document my work and photos in an organized fashion, so if called upon years later, I will able to present my inspections with confidence.
Neil Norton, Executive Director, Georgia Arborist Association

“Essential field and office tool”

Urban Forest Metrix allows me to handle large amounts of data in the field quickly, accurately, and the way I want it. It’s now an essential field and office tool.
Ken Knight, Kenneth A. Knight Consulting, LLC

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Get a personal demo over the web…

Spend 10 to 15 minutes to see the system in action asking the questions that matter to you.


Always feel free to contact us if you don’t see an answer here.

What are voice notes?

Voice notes means you can click a button rather than the keyboard and speak into your device, and the system will translate what you say into typed text. It’s pretty cool, and works even with people who are heavily accented, such as many Canadians.

What's the deal with pictures?

UFM uses your device’s onboard camera to insert pictures not just onto the device, but into the records for that visit for that tree. This makes including pictures later in reports – or flipping through visits to help with a diagnosis – super easy.  Photos don’t appear on the maps, but in reports set up to show them. Those same fields that hold the pictures can also hold videos, drone footage, or sound files.

Does it speak Canadian?

For sure. It can even work in metric.

What does it mean to have TRAQ?

To our knowledge UFM is the only program that includes *all* of the ISA’s tree risk assessment method, called TRAQ. We have all of the fields and all of the value lists, and a series of different sorts of reports that can help generate assessments for clients. Having all of it available becomes rather important when an arborist is asked questions about this in court for a client. UFM also pulls in values by species that are defined by your ISA region.

ArborPlus is Closing. Can I load my data into UFM?

Yes. We are working with new clients right now to move data from the old ArborPlus system to Urban Forest Metrix.

How much does UFM cost?

You skipped down to the bottom too quickly.

How do I contact support?

You can email us here, or click on any of the Contact Us links. We typically respond to support requests within a business day. We do not charge for support. You can also see our manual here. Always welcome are new feature ideas.

Is this a "cloud" application?

UFM can be deployed on the cloud, or on a server of your own, or on your computer or mobile device. This is a decision you make when you start using UFM (and can later change). Typically, people who need to travel around in a wide area that sometimes does not have good internet access avoid using UFM as a cloud application. They need constant access. In those cases, having the files on the device you are using makes most sense. Firms that have multiple users working on the same project very much prefer running the system on the cloud, so everyone can work with the same data and be sure that everything is being de-conflicted intelligently by the system.

Do you offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes. In the first 30 days, you may return the software for a full refund, less any special customization fees charged.

What can be customized on UFM?

When you first start using UFM, three common customizations are re-ordering the fields; changing out some fields; and changing the value lists that appear in the fields. Additionally, almost all customers customize the reports that show the data to their clients; not just putting logos and contact information on them, but also changing the information that appears, and how it appears. Other customizations can include custom attribute tables on the mapping exports and even different interfaces for people who will use a more simplified version of the system.

Will it work on PC or other platform?

UFM works on PC, Mac, and iOS devices, like iPads and iPhones. On PC and Mac (and also Windows tablets), it will run provided a copy of the underlying database software – Filemaker Pro – has been purchased as well (~$320). It does not work on Android, Palm, Newton, or Magic Cap.

Do I need to purchase additional database software?

UFM runs on an underlying database called Filemaker Pro. For mobile devices, you do not need to purchase any software, but you do need to download the mobile version of that database, called Filemaker Go. For desktop use, you do need to purchase a license for Filemaker Pro. You can do that here. The version you needs is the most basic version, called simply Filemaker Pro.

Do I need a license for every device?

Our licensing follows the people. A single person can use one license on their computer, laptop, iPad, even their home computer. Another person, though, would require another license.

What is the difference between UFM and UFM Enterprise?

UFM Enterprise is designed for large institutions and firms. It involves a great deal of customization to the workflow of the organization and typically employs a scheduling system to juggle people or teams and an inflow of work orders. It often gets more involved in the financial side of things as well.

How do I move documents from my iPad to the computer?

We have a file management section in our manual here. Or you can see this video here.