Tree Asset Manager (TreeAMSM)

Redefining Vegetation Management

A Unique Software Platform to Manage Vegetation as Environmental Assets

Trees and vegetation are naturally occurring environmental assets whose characteristics and interactions with built assets (e.g., power lines, buildings, and pavements) are constantly changing. The growth, condition, and failure risks of environmental assets are affected by many factors that are difficult to predict or control. For these and several other reasons, the requirements, strategies, and best practices for managing environmental assets are fundamentally different from those for managing “built” assets.

In spite of these differences, most of the current software tools for vegetation management are based on technologies and practices generally used for managing built assets, e.g., geographical information systems (GIS), and asset or work order management systems. Utilities not using these software systems end up relying on labor-intensive paper forms and maps, Excel spreadsheets, emails, and similar tools. The inherent limitations of these tools have forced vegetation management into silos of data and manual processes, resulting in the high costs and inefficiencies of vegetation management.

Tree Asset Manager (TreeAM), a new class of software conceived, designed, and implemented from the “ground up” to manage environmental assets, offers customers new solutions for their vegetation management needs.

Customers

TreeAM is developed as a software platform (i.e., a tool kit) containing a suite of tools capable of addressing a wide range of vegetation management needs. Modular and flexible, the software can be easily configured to provide each customer a fully customized solution that meets current needs. The system can then evolve over time with new data sets and functionality based on each customer’s acceptable pace, budget, and priorities. Ideal TreeAM customers are those seeking long-term, data driven continuous improvement in vegetation management costs and failure risks.

The Software Platform: Key Capabilities

The solution to a problem must mirror the nature of the problem being solved. The web-based TreeAM software platform incorporates all the capabilities required to manage vegetation as environmental assets. This level of functionality is difficult or practically impossible to achieve using manual methods, GIS, and asset management systems.

Vegetation Management Applications

The TreeAM software platform incorporates several utility vegetation management and urban forestry applications, all ready to deploy with quick and easy customization of data, analytics, and workflows. Each application includes features for planning, scheduling, work order management, and cost-tracking.

Access to data and functionality for each application is limited to what users need to do their work, keeping it simple and user friendly for each user.

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