Professional CAD for Arborists

Built for Tree People

ArborCAD® is the world's only CAD software designed exclusively for the needs of Arboriculture. Get the features of regular CAD plus powerful, productive tools for professional consulting arborists, in a fast, easy-to-master program.

“My drawings now look professional and are really easy to produce. ArborCAD has everything I had in my previous CAD software but it’s way more productive. Thanks and well done”
Jim Tall, Arboright 

Whether you're conducting and documenting a site survey, producing a tree protection report or drawing any kind of plan, ArborCAD enables you to be more productive, more professional and more profitable. That’s the bottom line. Save time on every report you create.

Shouldn’t you be using software designed for the work you do?

Get Good Fast

The built-in step-by-step tutorial will have you up and running in just a few hours – You won’t be an expert straight away but you’ll be well on your way. Our team will assist you personally to get the most from your ArborCAD® software.

“After doing the beginners training I’ve produced my first job. Really enjoyed it. Thanks for all your help too guys – great support.”, Phil Hillier, Greener Than

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The ArborCAD beginners course will teach you the basics and have you up and running in just a few hours. It’s the same course used in Arboriculture colleges around the world and it’s free. Whilst you’re learning we’ll also be here to help you – we want you to get the absolute best from your ArborCAD investment.

Then when you have all the fundamentals handled you can choose to expand your knowledge of the program by enrolling in general purpose CAD courses.

Game Changer

Shortcut your ‘old school’ methods by leveraging the built-in arbor-friendly technology. Nothing is faster or more professional than a drawing created with ArborCAD.

Start with a new or existing drawing, or even an aerial photo, then simply apply your tree data to the software and let ArborCAD populate your drawing with everything you need.

“Wow, this is a hundred times faster than working it all out and drawing manually on my old CAD program”. 

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Start with the Architect’s or surveyor’s CAD file or use satellite images including Google Earth, Google Maps or Near Maps etc as your base plan, then accurately scale it to size.

Next, load field data collected on site and let ArborCAD insert every tree in the right place along with Tree Protection Zone (TPZ) circles, Structural Root Zone (SRZ) circles, canopy spread outlines, trunks, ID’s, tree condition details and complete survey schedules and labels.

Compatibility Assurance

Work alongside architects, surveyors, town planners builders and engineers. Import, edit and share files directly with your associates.

“I work with a developer and he was so happy I could use his files. Saved a lot of time for both of us”, 

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Never draw twice. Import or insert existing drawings directly then simply remove what you don’t want and keep what you need.

Supported formats CAD and image formats include AutoCAD® DWG, DXF, CAD, converted PDF, JPG, BMP and PNG.

Work with Google Maps®, Near Maps®. or any aerial photo or scanned image. Just insert, scale and trace over.

Send finished drawings as PDF, CAD or image files or paste directly into a Word document.

ArborCAD Training and Support

Self-Paced Learning

Enroll in the online self-paced certificate courses go step by step from absolute beginner to competent user, and get the full support of our team. Do it in a weekend or pace yourself over several weeks, the choice is all yours.

One-on-One Sessions

Let us personally guide you with one-on-one training. Our team will remotely access your screen and walk you through every step. They may even record your sessions so you can refer to them later. Get productive in just a few hours.

Ongoing Support

Because you have the most desirable software for arborists, it doesn't mean you want to do it all alone. Get full support every year, for whenever you may need it.

ArborCAD Beginner’s Tutorial

Jump start with ArborCAD watching this beginner’s training course.

ArborCAD Training and Support

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A few features we think you’ll love…

Sketch and Stretch™

Easily adjust anything in your drawing. Associated elements will update automatically saving hours of rework.

Good Measure

Instant, accurate measurement tools assist in costing and calculating job requirements with confidence. Areas, lengths, angles and quantities straight off the drawing, even around complex hard to estimate shapes.

Work with Others

Import CAD files in DWG, DXF format or work directly over images such as Google Maps, Aerial Photos, scanned plans and converted PDF’s. No need to redraw, just use the plans you have available.

Protective Fencing

Being the builders friend isn’t always easy when your protecting trees on-site, however ArborCAD lets you place fencing on your drawing and provides an accurate count of how many panels the builder requires. He’ll love you for it.

Magic Eraser™

Powerful editing of lines is made possible by the proprietary Magic Eraser™ function. Just press Alt + drag your cursor to trim and delete.

Landscape Design Ready

If your business also does landscape design then add LANDWorksCAD, the worlds most desirable landscape design software, to give you the perfect CAD solution for the multi-disciplinary office.

Incursion Control™

Incursion calculation, drawing and adjustment simply couldn’t be easier, no matter what the shape.

Clever Canopys

Enter the canopy spread as a distance North, South, East and West, ant let ArborCAD insert an accurate canopy – and if required, adjust your TPZ to suit.

Complete CAD

When you buy ArborCAD you are also getting the complete underlying CAD software, so you can draw anything you like. No limits.

Frequently Asked Questions

ArborCAD System Requirements

Windows 10, 8 or 7 (64bit)
Intel i7 or higher
16GB RAM or greater
1GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Mouse with scroll wheel
NVIDIA graphics card with 2GB (4GB or more recommended) supporting OpenGL
1920 x 1080 screen resolution or higher recommended
4k screens are supported
Mac OSX Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra
Intel i7 or higher (M1 chip not supported)
16GB RAM or greater
1GB Hard Drive (SSD preferred)
Standard 2-button mouse with scroll wheel (Magic Mouse not supported)
NVIDIA graphics card with 2GB (4GB or more recommended) supporting OpenGL
1920 x 1080 screen resolution or higher recommended
4k screens are supported

Looking for a new computer? To be certain you are getting the right machine, you can purchase our CAD-tuned laptops directly from us.

How is ArborCAD different to regular CAD?

ArborCAD is designed for the Arborist and performs tasks not included in any other product. It is also quick to learn, faster to use and easier to master.
ArborCAD will completely replace any old CAD software you might being using now. You will still be able to open and edit any DWG files you have.

Can I use ArborCAD on a Mac?

Absolutely, Both MAC OS/X and Windows are fully supported natively so you don’t have to install any special software or run virtual machines or Bootcamp or Parallels. It operates and looks the same in both environments too.
You can also swap CAD files from one machine to another so you can have both Mac and Windows in the same office.

Do I also need other CAD software?

No. ArborCAD includes all the regular CAD tools as well as the Arborist tools so when you purchase an ArborCAD license you are getting the full CAD software license too.

How do upgrades work?

When you purchase your license you will be given the latest version. You can choose to upgrade to newer versions as they are released (approximately once per year). The cost to upgrade from one version to another is about 1/3 the price of a new permanent license. If you are on Premium Support then your upgrades are included free.

Is ArborCAD suitable for my location?

ArborCAD has been created to work with arboriculture standards from all over the world and is ideal for use anywhere.

Can ArborCAD be used for forestry reports?

Absolutely. You can use ArborCAD to plot a single tree, a stand of trees or an entire forest onto your drawing.

Can I use it for landscape design?

You can add the landscape design program LANDWorksCAD to ArborCAD. This would be highly productive for multi-disciplined offices that do both landscape design and consulting arboriculture.

What do I get with Support Subscription?

Basic and Premium Support  is available for all the software we sell. You get our expert help to assist you with both technical and user issues. We provide screen to screen assistance as well as videos that show you how to resolve your problem or complete a task. It’s a bit like having a guru at the end of the phone or email to help you reach your goals. Premium Support also includes upgrades.

Buy ArborCAD

Option #1

Perpetual License


One single payment

Perpetual License – How It Works

Make a single payment and get a permanent license of the current version that is yours to keep forever.

Option #2

Payment Plan

$499 / month for 12 months

Per month for 12 months

Payment Plan – How It Works

Get a timed license of the current version for 12 consecutive months, then we’ll upgrade it to a perpetual license after your final payment.

Option #3

Annual License

$1,695 / year

Per year

Annual License – How It Works

Get a 12 month license of the current version that renews each year until you cancel.

Starter Pack

Try before you buy


One single payment

Starter Pack – How It Works

Get a 30 day license + hotline support + two free training sessions from our friendly team, and get 100% of your money back as a discount if you purchase a license within the 30 day period.

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