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gglawns
11-30-2005, 02:42 AM
I want to pick up the trees after the season is over. Has anyone done this? What would you charge per tree? Also when would be a good time to try and get customers and how? Any help would be great. Thank You.

lawncare18
11-30-2005, 03:57 PM
I would think it would be a good idea. I also think it would be pure profit for you. I know most towns around me have recycle centers where you can drop the trees off for free. Also some villages even pick up treees on the curb so might wana look into that before you go pass out hundreds of flyers. best of luck

John Gamba
11-30-2005, 04:05 PM
I want to pick up the trees after the season is over. Has anyone done this? What would you charge per tree? Also when would be a good time to try and get customers and how? Any help would be great. Thank You.


Do you have a big wood chipper??

John

Wells
11-30-2005, 11:22 PM
I think it's a good idea but where I live the Boyscouts always pick them up. I think they charge about $5.00 per tree.

sildoc
12-01-2005, 02:41 AM
I think it's a good idea but where I live the Boyscouts always pick them up. I think they charge about $5.00 per tree.
Same here. I put out a winter flyer to pick up some tree triming and other misc jobs to fill space and offer to my clients pickup on the next service. figure in second week in jan or before and charge 5.00 per tree and 25 per tree with tinsil. usually pick up 20 trees a year. cost is 10 to dump 20 trees.

work_it
12-01-2005, 02:46 AM
Heck, $5/tree would cover your gas and vehicle maintenance, but what about you being paid? I wouldn't touch it unless I made $20/tree.

sildoc
12-01-2005, 11:58 AM
Heck, $5/tree would cover your gas and vehicle maintenance, but what about you being paid? I wouldn't touch it unless I made $20/tree.
This is true and like I posted before I only pick up durring my January visit.

gglawns
12-02-2005, 01:33 AM
Thanks for the reply's. There is a tree recycling center not even a block away from my house. And i was also worried about the boy scouts.

sunnysunrise
12-16-2005, 08:14 PM
Maybe I am missing something but why would you want to pick up trees couldnt they just put them in the trash

gglawns
12-17-2005, 02:17 AM
The trash services around here stoped picking them up off the curb. Now they put about 5 locations around the city so you would have to load your tree up and tie it to the top of the suv or what not and then dump it. I would make it easy for people again and pick it up from the curb.

lawnservice
12-21-2005, 08:09 PM
might be kinda late now....but get a stack of flyers into the hands of every guy selling trees, get them to hand out these flyers when they sell the tree

hoskm01
12-22-2005, 02:35 AM
Guess it depends on where you live. City picks 'em up for free here with regular trash service.

miacharger
12-23-2005, 12:26 PM
I am surprised that no one has used those trees for energy. We rigged up a wood chipper that runs on chipped trees! Took it to an apartment complex that we maintained and had a big pile of trees to dispose of. The first batch was chipped using propane, then each succeeding pile was fueled by the leftover chips. Even after all was done there was about 2 cubic yards of chips left. They made a really great mulch around the entrance walkway from our parking lot. If anyone's in the south florida area and needs a good laugh I can make the same setup again if you want.

Guthrie&Co
12-30-2005, 08:54 PM
your really not serious about using the chips as a "grerat mulch" are you?

work_it
01-01-2006, 12:40 AM
your really not serious about using the chips as a "grerat mulch" are you?
Ditto. Fresh wood chips can cause all kinds of problems with existing plants. It would be a perfect breeding ground for plant disease due to the mold and bacteria.

Guthrie&Co
01-02-2006, 01:46 AM
THey use up alot of the nutrients available to the plants too. and they look like s hit