In August of 2016, the City of Jacksonville released an RFP to inventory all the city trees under the management of the Public Works Department. The ArborPro team successfully inventoried 27,000 trees in 75 parks. After completing the parks tree inventory, the City of Jacksonville amended the contract for ArborPro, Inc. to survey 27,000 street trees previously inventoried during a past tree inventory project. The City of Jacksonville now uses the ArborPro Tree Management System to manage it’s Urban Forest.
In April 2015, the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan awarded their tree inventory project to ArborPro, Inc. The project included a comprehensive city-wide tree inventory including stumps and vacant planting sites. Over the course of a few months, ArborPro, Inc. inventoried over 73,000 trees throughout the City. Lead ArborPro project manager, William Brown kept constant communication with the city arborist, Joe Sulak, providing him weekly updates on the project’s progress. A two-man ArborPro completed this project in less than five months. Following the completion of the project Mr. Sulak sent an email, quoted below, thanking William for his hard work and professionalism throughout the project.
Good Morning Bill,
The way you have structured the Oakhill survey is great. I really appreciate all you have done on this project and the regular updates. The survey has been completed in a professional manner and when I have spot checked data, it has been accurate. We will be presenting the data to the City Commission probably mid-summer.
In September 2015, the City and County of San Francisco awarded ArborPro, Inc. a $350,000 contract to complete a city-wide tree inventory. The initial funds available allowed us to inventory of over 80,000 tree sites. Once our team completed the initial project on schedule, the city amended the agreement to inventory up to 140,000 tree sites. ArborPro utilized a five-man team lead by Project Manager Ken Greby. As with all projects, our team performed the survey on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis. After completing each neighborhood, we provided the City of San Francisco with a summary neighborhood report that included i-Tree analysis. ArborPro also provided weekly updates as we progressed through the City. Because this tree survey had been a highly political and community-sensitive project, the City created a website to share these updates with the community.