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Lally Tree Management’s Journey to Enhanced Efficiency with BricsCAD and Qarb


Lally Tree Management is an arboriculture consultancy practice based in Manchester. Founded by Matt Lally, a seasoned professional who evolved from a tree surgeon to an arboricultural consultant, the company has consistently strived for excellence. Matthew’s passion for trees and extensive experience has allowed him to create a dynamic, motivated and knowledgeable company that always puts trees and the client before anything else.


Before adopting Qarb and BricsCAD, Lally Tree Management relied on an alternative solution for tree plotting based on GIS. While this system offered on-site tree plotting using GIS technology, it came with significant drawbacks. The need for additional GPS devices posed financial burdens and the output drawings lacked the professionalism that was needed by the company. The GPS devices were also not sufficiently accurate which impacted on workflow efficiency due to the need for corrections.


Matt first experienced BricsCAD and Qarb whilst working as a sub-consultant at an environmental consultancy. The speed and professionalism of tree plotting with these tools were immediately apparent. Qarb’s BS 5837 compliance and ease of use, along with BricsCAD’s advanced capabilities and affordability, presented a compelling case for transition.


Having had no previous CAD experience, Matt needed some training on BricsCAD, which was provided by his colleagues. Once up to speed with BricsCAD, the intuitive nature of Qarb made the transition smooth. This shift was not just a change in tools; it was a step towards a more efficient workflow and professional looking drawings.


The integration of Qarb’s capabilities, such as importing tree survey data and producing BS 5837 compliant drawings, revolutionised the company’s workflow. Utilising QGIS for on-site data collection and seamlessly integrating this data into Qarb, the process of plotting trees became a swift and error-free experience.


While yet to explore Qarb’s feature of instant plotting from XY coordinates, the overall impact on efficiency and productivity has been significant. The increase in speed and accuracy has led to a marked reduction in errors and a streamlined workflow.


The adoption of BricsCAD and Qarb has not only enhanced productivity but also had positive financial implications. The affordability of these tools, combined with their efficiency, allowed for delegation of tree plotting tasks to other staff members, freeing up valuable time for tree surveys and expanding business opportunities.


Qarb’s user-friendly design is especially beneficial for those not expert in CAD. The software is intuitive and ensures accurate outputs, enhancing confidence in the results. Matt told us ‘The responsive and prompt support from the KTF Software team has been invaluable in resolving issues and enhancing tool usage’.


Matt is now a vocal advocate for BricsCAD and Qarb, frequently recommending them to his peers for their cost-effectiveness, speed, reliability, and stability. His journey and adoption of these tools showcases the transformative power of using the right technological tools.

Like Lally Tree Management, you can take advantage of powerful, intuitive CAD tools that can help you create detailed and accurate tree survey plans that are compatible with your customers. Don’t let outdated software and workflows slow you down. Upgrade to BricsCAD and Qarb and take your tree plotting work to the next level.

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