Our Forestry tool set helps Public Works departments keep track of their assets and stay organized with very little effort. As you can see below, under our Public Works tab we have six forestry tools that help update and maintain the trees within your community. Each tool has its own function, making it easier to conduct specific tasks in a user friendly format.
The first tool, “Add Tree”, is the basis for building your forestry database.
Before adding a tree, zoom to the targeted area in which you wish to place a tree. Once you’re zoomed into your preferred scale, select the “Add Tree” icon, which will open the window below in place of the layer’s list.
In order to add a tree to the map you just select the point tool, located in the window on the left side of the map, and select your target area on the map. Once you select a point on the map, a point will appear and a “Geometry Captured!” notification will appear.
Once the Geometry is captured, select “Submit” to add attributes about your new tree feature. Below is your attributes table that appears after submitting your point feature. The table provides a series of fields that allows users to give very descriptive information about tree location, characteristics, and needs assessments.
Below the attribute table or “Tree Record” table there’s a “Special Conditions” checklist that allows you to add more specific characteristics about your tree feature. This makes it easy to keep track of all of the information about that specific tree.
The “Move Tree” tool is designed to easily maneuver the location of your feature while retaining all of the features information.
When moving a tree you must first select the “Move Tree” icon. Once the icon is selected, draw a rectangle around the tree you wish to move. Once the tree is selected, click on the new targeted area and your tree will be moved.
If a tree has been removed for any reason or you added one tree to many, we offer a “Delete Trees” tool that allows you to easily delete a tree from your map as well as your tree’s database. This tools functionality is the same as the “Move Tree” tool. Select the tree you wish to delete by drawing a rectangle around the target, once the tree is selected press “Delete”.
When creating a maintenance report on a group of trees, just zoom to the targeted tree cluster and select the “Multi Tree Maintenance” tool. Once the tool is selected a window will appear on the left side of your map displaying three different geometries you can use to select your tree cluster.
Once you’ve selected your target cluster, press OK.
After selecting OK you will be prompted to select a maintenance task or type. Below is an image of the two options. Depending on your task, select either “prune” or “treat”.
Then, you can fill in the appropriate information (dates, details, etc.)
The “Select Tree By Maintenance” tool allows you to search for trees that fall under the specifications you desire. Users are able to select a single category or multiple categories to locate and identify trees that match your targeted criteria. You may also set a date range to narrow your search.
The last forestry tool we offer is the “Create Species Value Report” tool.
This tool is designed to create a value assessment on all trees in your community. By clicking the tool it generates a count for each species of tree and then calculates an average and total percent value based on a tree appraisal formula that uses the size, species, and condition of each tree. After each tree is given a value, a table or report is generated listing tree species in alphabetical order, a count for each species, the genus name, total value, average value, and percent of total. All of this is done at the click of a button and it is generated into a .pdf so it can be easily read and printed.