In October of 2014, the University of Kentucky released an RFP to conduct a comprehensive GPS tree inventory and to provide a tree management system. ArborPro, Inc. was selected as the most qualified vendor. The ArborPro team surveyed just under 6,000 trees campus wide, including species, dbh, height, recommended maintenance and condition. The team also included photos of the trees.
A tree inventory is the gathering of accurate information on the health and diversity of a community forest. Tree inventories focus on the attributes of individual trees, as compared to a Forest inventory which seek to assess timber attributes on forest stands.
In August of 2016, the City of Jacksonville released an RFP to inventory all trees located in the city under the management of the Public Works Department. The ArborPro team successfully inventoried 27,000 trees in 75 parks. Following the completion of the Parks Tree Inventory, the City of Jacksonville amended the contract for ArborPro, Inc. to re-survey 27,000 street trees from a previous tree inventory project. The City of Jacksonville is now using the ArborPro Tree Management system to manage it’s Urban Forest.
On April 28, 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. The lead project manager for ArborPro, Inc was William Brown. William provided the City Arborist, Joe Sulak, with weekly updates of the project progress and kept constant communication with Mr. Sulak. The local government project was completed with a two-man team from September of 2015 through March of 2016. Due to winter weather conditions the ArborPro team was not working in Grand Rapids in the months of December and January. Following the completion of the project Mr. Sulak sent us the quoted email below thanking William for his hard work and his 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 of 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 for the 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. The City of San Francisco received data updates on a weekly basis including a summary report. ArborPro is utilized a five-man team lead by Project Manager Ken Greby. This tree survey has been a highly political and community sensitive project. The City created a web site to provide the community with updates on the progress. Our team, as with all projects, performed the survey on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis. Upon completion of each neighborhood, we provided the City with a summary report of the neighborhood including the i-Tree analysis. This information was updated to the community as we progress through the City.