Forester - Vegetation Management

Transmission and distribution vegetation management software

Forester is a vegetation management planning solution that can be easily configured for a variety of contract types including time & material, unit-based, and lump sum contracts. Forester’s flexible software allows electric companies to coordinate contractors in the field with managers in the office, saving time and money.

Learn how we solve vegetation management solutions using modern and mobile technologies with our partner Panasonic

What our customers have to say

"GSI’s Forester software suite was instrumental in bringing the administrative side of our Forestry program into the 21st century. Using Forester across multiple devices and platforms eliminated unnecessary paperwork and redundant data entry; provided an elegant mobile work management solution for our contractor crews; and brought all our work planning, invoicing, and vegetation management reporting together into one accessible module."
Forestry Supervisor
Investor-Owned Electric and Natural Gas Utility


Forester features Esri integration through company partnership and is available for iOS and Android devices as well as on desktop computers. Our GSI team helps train your staff, implement your Forester software, and provides continuing support to your company to help you get the most out of our tools.

Own your database

  • It is your information to use, we’ll never hold
    it hostage

Manage, monitor and track all your data in one system

  • GSI Forester is hosted on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform for quick and easy updating and access to your data

  • By keeping your GSI Forester version up to date, your group gets to use new features as soon as they are released

Information is accessible to everyone who needs access

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Eliminate the need for paper tickets and maps

  • Control costs and improve the productivity of tree crews

Electronically assign work to field crews

  • Allows for field planning and management of utility arborist duties across multiple teams and individuals

Manage your next trim cycle with reminders

  • Easily generate work plans and year-end reports

Web Portal and Field Client Functions

  • Integrate with existing GIS, WMS, CIS, OMS,
    and invoicing systems

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Easily set up the Forester environment and begin managing your vegetation management workflow within days

Make changes on the fly as your workflow dictates, adjust with our easy to navigate administration tools, including:

  Project categories
•  Site attributes
•  Work types
  Vendor information
  Contract, billing, and equipment codes

No reliance on GSI resources necessary

Administrators have the flexibility to change the crews as members are added or need to be removed



GSI is proud to offer Panasonic TOUGHBOOK® rugged laptops and handheld computers for a complete solution combining hardware, and preloaded GSI software solutions for those that work in harsh conditions day in and day out.

Designed to help solve real-business problems, our TOUGHBOOK devices are easy to use, deploy quickly and put data directly into the hands of front-line workers, so they can stay connected and operate safely and productively.

FREE WORKSHOP to help you start to take back control of your vegetation management process

Controlling your data and workflow will allow you to make better decisions.

Let us show you what our solutions can do in an hour or less.

Flow. Steady. Continuous.

Flow continues unless something impedes or stops it.

At GSI, it’s our job to make sure that never happens. We create and align solutions that remove impediments and deliver the results you demand.

GSI’s software solutions help you support complex workflows, analyze comprehensive engineering data, and manage the environment to keep your lines delivering energy. It’s all about giving you the energy output you need. Whether it’s a new line extension, overgrown vegetation or manpower planning, our engineering and mobile solutions keep your organization completely aligned.


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