As we saw in last week’s post, your GIS system allows for you to add and specify different types of trees to your map. Now, updating and keeping track of the actions performed for each tree can easily be done using the Tree Maintenance tool. This allows you to have historical records of each tree that can be accessed at any time.
The tree maintenance tool can be accessed by identifying a tree and selecting “Details.” The Maintenance Tool extends below the regular dashboard, as can be seen below:
The tree’s maintenance history is displayed at the bottom so you can view historical effort and chemical use. To record maintenance effort, click “Record Maintenance” and fill out the following form:
Sometimes you may be performing similar maintenance on an area of trees, so we’ve included a tool in the map to track maintenance on many trees at once. Under the “Public Works” tab, there’s a button called “Multi Maint.”
Once selected, you will have to specify a region containing the tree(s) you would like to perform maintenance on, and then click OK.
You will then be prompted to indicate the type of maintenance you will be performing. For this post we will select “Treat.” This will then allow for you to enter the date, the chemical used, and the treatment, such as: EAB, Dutch Elm, Oak Wilt, etc. Once you have finished entering the required fields, click “Update.”
Now, when you need to search for any type of maintenance that has been performed, you can do so by clicking the “Search Maint.” button under the same tab mentioned previously. You can then perform a search based on: Maintenance, Treatment, Pruning, and Dates.
That’s it for this post. Stay tuned for more exciting features next #TipTuesday!