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10 Best Arborist Apps to Run Your Business

July 17, 2023 7 min. read
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Whether you want to invest in a reliable arborist app to identify different types of trees or go all-in on tree care software, the right technology will help you run a more efficient and profitable tree service business.

Business apps help you speed up processes, get more organized, and make your tree care company easier to work with.

Some tree service apps, for example, give your clients access to a client portal so they can approve quotes, get notifications when your team is on-site, and pay 100% online.

To help you take advantage of these benefits, we’ve curated a list of the 10 of the best arborist apps for running and marketing your business (reviews included).

Arborist apps for running your business

1. Jobber: tree care business software

iOS, Android, and desktop

Jobber helps arborists track job details, make driving efficient routes, manage crews, and get paid quickly.

From the Jobber mobile app, it’s easy to log, update, and organize information on tree species and health—as well as your chemical usage in the field—so you can deliver consistent service and stay compliant with regional regulations.

Jobber also helps you:

Unlike many other tree care apps, Jobber comes with free, award-winning training and support included with all plans—making it a small business-friendly option.

I really view Jobber as an advantage for my business. 

We’re much more organized, efficient, and easy to deal with.

Gordon Field Field’s Tree Service

2. Knots 3D: Learn how to tie a knot

image of Knots 3D app

iOS and Android

Knots 3D is especially suited for climbers, but arborists will also benefit from the inclusion of nine common knots used by tree care professionals.

Even if you already know how to tie lots of knots, it’s always good to have a refresher on hand, and you can use this app to practice, refine your skills, or even train a new hire.

With Knots 3D, you can view a 3D animation of each knot and slow it down and rotate it to see what it looks like and how to tie it.

3. Leafsnap: Plant identifier

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If you offer tree healthcare services, the last thing you want to do is prescribe the wrong treatment because you incorrectly identified a tree or plant.

Enter Leafsnap.

It’s your very own field guide in the palm of your hand. Use it to identify plants and trees by taking a photo of the leaves.

READ MORE: Find out how to buy a mobile device that’s right for your business

4. QuickBooks Online: Accounting for tree care professionals

image of QuickBooks app

iOS, Android, and desktop, starting at $15/month

Accounting is often the last thing on your to-do list, but it’s a crucial part of running a successful business. By staying on top of your finances, you always know how your business is performing, and are prepared for tax season.

That’s why you need QuickBooks Online accounting software.

Use QuickBooks to manage your invoices, expenses, income, reports, and payroll information from a desktop, phone, or tablet. And, integrate it with your favorite apps like Jobber, so you spend less time flipping between apps.

READ MORE: 30 small business tax deductions to save money when filing

5. FleetSharp: GPS and mileage tracker

image of Fleetsharp app

iOS and Android

As more and more service businesses struggle with inefficient vehicle routes and high fuel costs, they’re turning to fleet management apps such as FleetSharp.

Fleetsharp makes use of GPS tracking and can track:

  • Your crew’s vehicle activity during the day
  • Vehicle location at any specific time
  • Driver behavior, e.g., excessive idling
  • Mileage and fuel levels
  • Vehicle maintenance alerts

Use the app to reduce fuel costs by carving out more efficient routes and improve your customer service by responding to urgent client requests faster (simply dispatch the nearest vehicle).

6. Google Drive and Google Workspace: File sharing

image of Google Drive app

iOS and Android

Google offers a basket of apps you can access via Google Workspace and Google Drive and use for free (e.g., Gmail, GoogleDoc, Hangouts, etc.) to create and store documents in the cloud and also share with your team to collaborate on from anywhere and any device.

But for an extra $6/mo, you also get your very own business email instead of the generic “” one, more cloud storage, 24/7 live support—and more.

7. Slack: Remote team communication

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iOS and Android

When you have a team that spends a large chunk of time on the road and out in the field doing tree work, it’s easy for communication to fall by the wayside.

But, by using Slack, you can keep your entire team in the loop no matter where they’re working. Slack lets you:

  • Share important files and images with each other
  • Chat via text or video
  • Communicate one-on-one or via specific channels
  • Create different channels so that people post information that’s relevant to that channel. For example, you could create a “Tree ID” channel devoted to identifying individual trees. When someone on the job is struggling to identify a particular plant, they can take a photo and share it with the channel.

READ MORE: Hire qualified employees faster with an arborist job description

We have been using Slack for our business since 2015 and it’s been an essential part of how we communicate—especially with so many people out in the field every day. 

Johnny Fuerst App Store Reviewer

Tree service apps for marketing your business

8. NiceJob: Reputation management software

image of review request sent through NiceJob


Reputation management software helps you monitor and manage reviews, which are reburial to your online reputation. Managing reviews is especially vital for tree service businesses who rely heavily on word of mouth referrals to grow their business.

Customers will typically review what others are saying about your service before they even consider using you. That’s why it’s crucial you use reputation management software such as NiceJob.

NiceJob makes it easy to gather reviews by automatically sending clients review requests when a job is complete and reminders if customers are slow to leave one. The platform also lets you convert these reviews into stories (with photos) and then automatically posts them to social media.

Bonus: Connect NiceJob with Jobber to sync your existing clients and automate even more.

9. Mailchimp: Email marketing software

image of MailChimp app

Mobile-friendly software

Email marketing software helps you take advantage of a marketing method that’s highly targeted and has one of the best returns on investment: email marketing.

Using beginner-friendly email marketing software like Mailchimp, you can:

  • Organize your contacts and send targeted emails on a large-scale without having to type them one by one.
  • Create different campaigns for your customers such as new service, re-engagement, and seasonal campaigns
  • Group your customers into different audiences based on specific criteria, e.g., last service date or new and existing.

And, when you connect Mailchimp and Jobber, you can also sync all your existing contacts into the platform without manually adding them. From there, hit the road running with ready-made templates to build your first campaign.

10. Facebook: Social media apps

image of Facebook App

iOS and Android

Each social media app has its own specific function and unique benefits—think Instagram for visuals and Twitter for short text snippets.

But for tree care businesses, we recommend that you start by using Facebook and creating a Facebook business page. Use Facebook to:

  • Tell your story by choosing the box “Our Story.” Share why you started your business and what you do to go above and beyond for clients.
  • Communicate with customers instantly via Facebook messenger
  • Add Facebook reviews
    Publish Facebook posts often that include text and images to drive engagement
  • Include a personalized Call to Action button to book more jobs

If you’re ahead of the game and already have a Facebook page, follow these steps to optimize it.

Start using the right arborist apps today

There’s no shortage of tree service apps to help you optimize your tree care business.

Don’t worry about downloading them all right away and getting lost in all of the features.

Start with what interests you the most, or which area of your tree care business needs the most help, and go from there.

If you have any tree care apps to add to this list, let us know on Facebook or Instagram.

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