Urban Forest Metrix:
The Critical Tree Inventory and Management Software for Arborists, Cities and Tree Care Firms.
Tree Software For…
Arborst software for fast diagnosis and recording of recommendations for professional proposals and reports; Hand off work to field staff with pictures, other context.
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.
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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.
“I like the ease of mapping trees as well as the flexibility of the program for setting things up my way.”
I’ve been using the UF Metrix program for the last 2 years. I like the ease of mapping trees as well as the flexibility of the program for setting things up my way, with my own parameters for describing trees. It’s helpful way in remembering all the things I want to include for each tree. I can then present the information as an individual report or export the data into excel and manipulate it for inclusion in my reports. It’s very affordable, too.
Denice Britton, CalTLC
“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
1 Full UserPermanent License
- No startup fee
- No subscription required
- Call for pricing for more licenses
1 Full UserEverything Included
- $999 startup fee waived
- One full license
- Use across your iPad, iPhone, PC or Mac
Basic InventoryInventory Features Only
- $199 startup fee waived
- Data entry license
- Inventory entry only; No export or reports
5 Full UsersEverything Included
- $2,999 startup fee waived
- Licenses for five
- Use across iPhone, iPad and computer of choice
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.
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.