Founded in 1997 by a partnership of GIS specialists and foresters, the Kenerson Group (TKG) has provided innovative, user-friendly GIS solutions to state and local governments, utility companies, and private-sector arboriculture and forestry firms throughout the United States and Canada. The company is based in western Massachusetts. TKG's flagship product is TreeWorks for ArcGIS, a tree management software system built on the ArcGIS and ArcPad platforms. The TreeWorks system represents the culmination of years of research by TKG's in-house partnership of GIS developers and arborists. There are currently 70 TreeWorks users in the United States and Canada, with more coming on board every month. Users include Cambridge, Massachusetts; Greenwich, Connecticut; Warwick, Rhode Island; Eugene, Oregon; University of Washington, Seattle; Spokane, Washington; and Kamloops, British Columbia. The Kenerson Group's other primary focus has been developing ArcGIS software-based applications and databases for utility companies, providing specialized tools and database schema for vegetation management and endangered species/wildlife management on utility rights-of-way. Long-term clients include Northeast Utilities, National Grid, and Wisconsin Public Service. TKG also provides other GIS services such as GIS-based cartographic map production, parcel mapping, and Esri-authorized training courses to municipal, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations.