Plan-It Geo

Tree Plotter

4.5 / 5 26 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Urban Forestry Consulting for cities, counties, non-profits, states, and private tree firms through Tree Plotter Software, Tree Inventories, and Urban Tree Canopy Assessments.


Average Ratings

26 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,495.00/year
  • Pricing Details
    Base Level: $1,495/YR or, Complete Level: $3,000/YR or $6,300/3YR
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Plan-It Geo
  • www.treeplotter.com/
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About Tree Plotter

Tree Plotter, the leading web-based urban forestry software app, is designed for inventorying, managing, and informing decisions about trees. Use an existing inventory or create a new one to manage public/private trees in an online map. Replaces traditional GPS-based inventory programs with GIS and web cloud-hosting technologies and use any device with Internet connectivity. A powerful but easy-to-use tool for towns, cities, states, non-profits, and private tree care firms.


Tree Plotter Features

  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Customer Management
  • Financial Management
  • Harvest Management
  • Order Processing
  • Pricing Management
  • Production Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Transportation Management

Tree Plotter Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Overall good experience with the software. Difficulty knowing how to get the most out of it.

Jul 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Seeing your data visually plotted on maps and assistance from customer service was prompt and helpful.

Cons: How to query info to try and find what you need. GPS location not picking up absolute location and feeling like it was a slow software to run.

Overall: Visually seeing my trees on a map

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on July 18, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review, Laura! We appreciate any and all feedback as it helps us to constantly improve Tree Plotter. Regarding your issues with connectivity and GPS, we are working on a few different solutions. Sometimes connectivity is just bad in certain areas and there isn't a clear fix on our end. In times like that, Tree Plotter's Offline module can be used to collect data without an internet connect and sync the points up with Tree Plotter later. As always, feel free to contact us at any time via support@planitgeo.com if you have questions or concerns.

A powerful management tool that has increased our productivity and end product.

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is far more than a "tree inventory " app. It is a great tool for everything from construction planning and risk assessment to tree appraisals and work order management. The app is highly customizable to meet any arboricultural need. The tech. support is great and highly responsive. Tree Plotter is a consultants must have tool that will take your company to the next level.

Overall: It has increased productivity and our end product to our clients.

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on July 18, 2017

Thank you for the review Daniel! We greatly appreciate the feedback. We're here if you need us - support@planitgeo.com. Thanks again, and have a great day. - Plan-It Geo

From the research in the beginning to the implementation and follow up, this has been excellent.

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, customer service, and long term stability. We have trained an intern do begin the inventory of 17,000+ trees, and he is already independently almost done with 1/2 of the work in 3 months.

Cons: I might have appreciated some face time with the staff as I might have more easily understood some of the ins and outs of the program...that being said, we are now easily able to create the inventory but might need help working through other possibilities using the software as we expand its utility for our City.

Overall: Confidence that we will yield an accurate up-to-date inventory and use the benefits statistics to our administrative advantage.

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on July 18, 2017

Thank you for the review Rick! In-person training is always preferred, but we try to make the best out of screen shares and online resources as an alternative. It would be great to meet up at some point! In the meantime, feel free to send any questions or concerns to support@planitgeo.com for a quick response. Thanks again. - Plan-It Geo

This is a great product and Plan-It Geo has the best customer service you could ask for.

Jul 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the versatility. Anyone with a computer, phone or pad and a little time can begin logging useful data for the city. Customer rep and the PG team are great to work with and very patient when dealing with users who are technologically challenged.

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on July 18, 2017

Thanks for the review Todd! We're so happy to hear you're enjoying Tree Plotter. Feel free to reach out any time with questions via support@planitgeo.com. Thanks again - Patrick & Plan-It Geo

We're in the very early stages of using Tree Plotter , but so far love the relationship and product.

Jul 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to customize to our region and communities. My experience working with Chris and the software development staff has been outstanding.

Cons: Not much to dislike yet as we are very early in utilization. Some of the cons I've had are really more related to how we can best customize the software to our purpose as we use it and learn capabilities.

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on July 18, 2017

Thanks for the review, Scott! We're so happy to hear that your experience with Tree Plotter has been positive so far. Regarding customizing the app, feel free to reach out at any time via support@planitgeo.com with questions, and know that we are hard at work creating an interface in Tree Plotter for our clients to customize more things themselves! Thanks again. - Patrick & Plan-It Geo

Tree Plotter is helping us demonstrate results of the community forestry programs we offer

Jul 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is intuitive, interactive, and gives a great visual of trees planted. The color-coding feature is key for us since we distribute and give away trees through a variety of programs, and often need a quick visual to show impact by program.

Cons: Some of the controls and functions can be difficult to locate. The names/terms used are not always the ones I would use, so it takes some hunting around.

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on July 12, 2017

Thanks for your review Lauren. We love hearing feedback from our users as we constantly strive to create a tool that is simple, intuitive, yet powerful enough to manage any urban forest scenario. We have been discussing our tool bar layout, and I know the names could be more obvious. I would like to contact you offline to hear more about your thoughts on this. Thanks Again! -Evan

Urban Forestry; Community Outreach

Jul 11, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's price point. This product is competitively priced. I appreciate the management functions built into a basic tree plotter. I appreciate Plan-It Geo ability (willingness) to customize at prices that are within reach of a non-profit.

Cons: Sometimes it get's a little buggy depending on how the Cellphone coverage is. The buttons could be bigger on the screen as well.

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on July 12, 2017

Thanks for your review Robert. We value your feedback in an effort to create the best possible user experience with Tree Plotter. We will use your comment about the button layout in our design discussions. We also have an offline mode that could resolve your issue with wireless coverage. Thanks Again! -Evan

Easy to learn, easy to use, and accurate. Reports are great!

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I work in the Idaho Community Forestry Program. The State is supplying Tree Plotter at no cost to Idaho cities so that a statewide tree inventory is developed. It's easy to train volunteers or employees to use, it's cloud based including photos of the individual trees. And, the reports generated from inventory results offer much needed information that influences urban forestry management and planning decisions. The accuracy of the GPS coordinates is terrific, this helps not only for street trees, but for locating trees growing in parks and green ways. Data collection can be done using any device that has an internet connection, eliminating the need for expensive equipment such as a Trimble.

Cons: Tree Plotter uses Bing or Google maps. It's been my experience that one or the other contains more current imagery. But when you log on to collect data, Bing maps are the default map, even though Google maps may be more current. I'd like it if there were a way to set the default to whichever map was more useful. Also, at least in the Idaho Tree Plotter program, when collecting DBH information, only even inch measurements can be recorded. Measuring growth over time, especially in younger trees, requires measurements to the 1/10th of an inch to accurately assess how vigorous a tree is growing.

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on July 12, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! I am happy Tree Plotter is helping you be more effective in caring for Idaho's urban forests. Our new App Manager will be out soon that will allow you to customize things like default base map, and fields and values. We will keep you posted when this is released. Thanks again! -Evan

Tree Plotter provides multiple ways to manipulate and record data instantly.

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy of use for all types of users makes for more fluid training. Workers are able to have more autonomy.

Cons: Has some glitches - need to refresh the website a lot while using it out in the field. Some fields don't update after they are edited, saved and closed.

Overall: Ability to track, edit and report in order to analyze the urban forest in the city as a whole. Able to manage service requests and work orders in a more meaningful and effective manner.

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on July 12, 2017

Thanks very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback in an effort to create the best possible experience. I will ask someone from our support team to contact you regarding the field experience, and saving functions. Thanks again! -Evan

Overall a good tree inventory program.

Dec 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It is fairly easy to conduct a tree inventory using this software. I do wish you could take data without being connected to the internet and download later. I've been told though, that is in the works. Can't wait!

Tree Plotter provides a lot of features

Dec 16, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have been using Tree Plotter for about six months and overall it is a good option. The team is very responsive to any issues we encounter. The features are fairly robust with customization. We like the display of tree species and benefits as well as filter options. There are still some aspects that are in development and we have some difficulty with data collection on some devices in the field. The development team is continuously looking to improve the application and make new features available. It is best to plan ahead if you have a fixed budget for the possibility of new features as add-ons.

Great technology at a reasonable price

Oct 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Functionality and user friendliness.

Cons: Haven't used it sufficiently to find any glaring issues.

Overall: As a small greening organization operating in the Industrial District of downtown LA, we must keep a close eye on our trees to guarantee their survivability. Plan-It GEO's tree-plotting software combined with various add-ons has been a huge help in mapping and tracking the status of our trees to ensure they reach maturity. Our Program Director Gabrielle Newmark, a CA licensed landscape architect, said she had been looking for something like this for years. And while the current platform supports most of our needs, the development team at Plan-It GEO is regularly releasing updates and enhancements. We look forward to growing with Plan-It GEO in the application of geospatial technologies to the management of urban forests.

Recommendations to other buyers: Not as of yet but will be in touch with development team about some features that could be useful to our and others tree maintenance regimes.

Plan It Geo

Oct 26, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Plan It Geo provided us good customer service and communication, quickly responding to our questions. The product is easy to use and meet our urban tree inventory needs. We plan continue to use their products in the future.

Couldn't be happier!

Oct 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The version of TreePlotter that I work with is aimed at gathering information about community planting projects. Plant-it geo has developed a tool that allows individuals with little to no GIS skills to accurately plot newly planted trees and collect important urban forestry data. Our application was originally developed as a way to count how many trees are being planted, but because TreePlotter is so highly customizable, we are able to gather other information that will benefit urban forestry efforts in the future such as tree size, stock type and source. I am particularly grateful for the ecosystem benefits calculator, because it gives me the information that I need to pitch the importance of tree planting to individuals who may care more about the bottom line that the trees themselves. As an urban forester, the ability to show someone exactly how much money was saved by planting projects in their community is invaluable. Furthermore, if I ever have questions about the app, Plan-it GEO responds immediately.

Tree Plotter is Wonderful

Oct 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Tree Plotter has been a great base program for our statewide inventory tool. Great tool for beginners and experts alike. Intuitive, easy to use and cutting edge!

Tree Plotter Statewide Application

Oct 25, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, good customer support, no software to install, visual, good value.

Cons: Because it depends on an internet connection, it can be slow if the connection is slow.

Overall: Tree Plotter is an easy to use, visual and web-based tree inventory program. The statewide version allows use of the software by cities for their tree inventories, and for the state to roll up that information statewide. This aids in targeting assistance efforts and planning for potential invasive species. Customer support is excellent--issues are often resolved within hours of a request. The program is intuitive, visually displays results, has many built in statistical tables and charts that can be linked with advanced queries. Overall an excellent tool at a good price.

Arborist, Sim Tree Health Specialist

Oct 20, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of entering data about the trees into the program with all the information needed.

Cons: At times depending on the location we are working the program is slow.
But this weekend new developments in the program will impover this area of concern.

Overall: Our company has been using Tree Plotter for the last 3 years. We are now able to offer a tree survey service to our customers not available to us before Tree Plotter.
The program is easy to use. Customer service is excellent. Whenever we have a question there is an answer right away. The program has evolved to help us better serve our customers.
During the short time we have been using Tree Plotter are business in this area has grown enough to support a full time employee.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you want to increase your business this is a excellent product to use.

TreePlotter to the rescue!

Oct 20, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: TreePlotter has helped me to manage the community forest more efficiently. Before, entering data and working with the tree inventory was a tedious and time consuming job. It required special skills and a lot of time to update the inventory, to enter data and make queries. Now, we can make changes from the field or in the office. We have the ability to update attributes or even add trees or remove trees from the inventory, anytime and anywhere. Additionally, there are numerous features in TreePlotter that help me communicate to staff, contractors or to the public. The easy to use graphs and charts provide real data in a meaningful way. The fact that our tree inventory is available for view to the public and they can see important facts like the ecological benefits of the communities forest, is highly valuable. Further, the Work Order Management (WOM) application is an ideal way to manage the tree care that has been performed over the life of the tree. I can be half way around the world and issue a work order to our Forestry Crew or contractor at any time. I am very happy with the product that Plan-It Geo provides and would highly recommend their TreePlotter program.

Tree inventory of a private golf course, for planning and management of removals and plantings.

Oct 20, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Functionality and access from a number of platforms.

Cons: Especially early on, the ability to customize it down to our limited needs.

Overall: Our traditional old golf course was built in 1921 & 1922. It had been primarily open farmland with few trees left on the playing field. Over time, many mistakes were made planting trees of the wrong specie and in the wrong locations for the health of the turf, for maintenance, and from a golf course architectural perspective. I was involved with a Certified Arborist and fellow member to create an inventory, for which we selected Tree Plotter. First we used the free version, but quickly realized its limits and value. We then leased the full version and have not looked back. We could remove as many as 650 trees +/- over time. the emrgent and more immediate benefit is that we have identified and located several hundred ash tress on and surrounding the golf course proper. The significance is the emerald ash borer infestation here in Western NY. They are surrounding us and have been detected on our property. Tree Plotter has us prepared and able to quantify our exposure.

Recommendations to other buyers: Nothing new.

Great product.

Oct 19, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have used this in a course this semester. The students have enjoyed using a professional resource that prepares them for the industry. The technical support is amazing!!!

southeastus

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: visual screen, color coding, menus, gps, accuracy, etc

Cons: Problems with use of shape files afterwards

Overall: Inventory of park trees in a rural area, roughly 700 trees total. Good accuracy with the GPS. Good color features. Like load last feature. Problem with shape files use afterwards.

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on November 25, 2016

I'm glad you pointed out the issue with the GIS shapefile export Charlie and that we were able to resolve this for you and other Tree Plotter software users!

Review of Tree Plotter

Oct 18, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Having used this software for the past four and a half months, I can say that Tree Plotter has quite a lot of potential for everyone from foresters to university students. However, with that being said, there are still glitches that occur as a result of it being a web browser program. Frequently the page freezes and needs to be reloaded which loses the current location and any data being entered. On top of this, the need to have an internet connection makes this a challenge for some to use. Finally, with the zoom extent being 100 ft maximum off of the ground, it is often hard to see where you wish to place the icon and when there are groves of trees, this becomes nearly impossible to do, as well as analyze later on due to so many icons in a close proximity (pretty much on top of each other).

Being able to enter coordinates obtained in the field back into the software while on a computer would be very beneficial for locations that are crowded (rather than clicking on the locations).

However, should these things be fixed, I think it could be one of the top mapping software programs around.

Vendor Response

by Plan-It Geo on October 21, 2016

Really appreciate the review and input Myles! As you know, we happened to make an update to Tree Plotter at the exact time you were submitting this and users can now zoom into base maps as much as they want, useful for adding locations more accurately but also analyzing the data after as you said. Does this change your star rating of Tree Plotter? Also, our new offline collector app will resolve issues with internet connectivity. We haven't had any users tell us they've had an issue with the page freezing and we've never had anyone lose data since edits are saved instantly with each entry into the Tree Details popup form. Hope this helps!

It's the best

Oct 18, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to use

Cons: Nothing

Overall: I contract with the Idaho Department of Lands. One of my jobs is to help IDL promote the inventorying of trees in small Idaho communities. The inventories lead then to managment plans which is the overall goal. Tree Plotter has made my job so much easier . The basics can be learned in a short time and it is robust enough for sophisticated analysis. It is so much more attractive for people to SEE where the trees are and not just read a spreadsheet.

Recommendations to other buyers: Every city should this software to inventory their trees

Great Product!!!

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Quick use, easy use, quick efficient fixes to the issues that do arise.

Cons: There is some slowness that comes and goes...

Overall: Greatly Workable! and Great to Work With! Glad to make work connection to/with such a great team of supporting people. I'm now on 6,748 trees and counting!

Tree Plotter software adds value

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, and the software staff (Ian, TJ and Patrick) have been extremely helpful and accommodating.

Cons: Within the same view, I'd like to be able to show our membership the trees that have been removed, and those that are next in line for removal.

Overall: As a private country club that's planning a significant tree management program, the Tree Plotter software has proved invaluable. Once all of our tree inventory data was input to the system, the process of splitting the course up into manageable sections and submitting Request For Quotes was very much streamlined. Planning/scheduling work, and then showing progress to our general membership is also drastically simplified.

Recommendations to other buyers: Expect to invest a significant amount of time/effort to create the tree inventory database. Once established, however, the software is easy to use.

Versatile Tool in our Consulting Arsenal!

Oct 18, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Live information updates that are immediately available to our clients and field technicians.

Cons: Limited zooming capability when viewing orthophotography, average location address assignment function.

Overall: Integrating TreePlotter into our Consulting Department has been a crucial step forward in the services we can provide. We especially enjoy the high quality maps we can create using TreePlotter that serve as an excellent tool of communication between ourselves and our clients. Great work!