HMI is the only source for standardized replacement costs and objective assessments of the health of trees and shrubs. Founded in 2003, HMI has amassed the world's largest repository of horticultural data which includes current wholesale prices along with descriptions, cultural details, expert care instruction and even photographs on thousands of different trees and shrubs.
Working together with leading horticultural and arboricultural experts, HMI has developed proprietary data collection software which enables its national network of arborists to efficiently and accurately inventory a property’s valuable plants. When the data gathered on a property is uploaded to HMI's patent-pending evaluation system, the company is able to provide detailed reports that include critical information about the specific type, replacement cost and condition of these important assets.
HMI’s suite of treeFacts Reports are enabling property owners to proactively manage their valuable trees and shrubs by providing important information about any plants that may require remedial services to protect against a loss of the plant and possible damage to a nearby structure or other asset. In addition our Reports provide average replacement cost data which is used to support insurance products, property loss claims and other applications. The company’s national network of certified/licensed arborists, leading tree care service providers and horticulturalists also provides a full suite of products and services to HMI’s clients including remediation and tree preservation services, claims support, loss analyses and other consultative services.
HMI is honored to have one of the nation’s leading horticulturalists as its chief horticultural advisor. Dr. Michael A. Dirr joined HMI in 2003 to assist with the establishment of HMI’s plant database and to monitor the accuracy and integrity of same. HMI’s database includes accurate descriptions, cultural characteristics, proper care instructions and even representative photographs provided by Dr. Dirr. He is also responsible for proofing and validating all new plant information that is integrated by HMI, and has been an important resource to HMI as we are developing what is arguably the most robust database of woody trees and shrubs in existence.
Contact HMI today and take the first step to better understanding the valuable trees and shrubs that provide the setting for your property.