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06-03-2007, 10:34 PM
hey guys my recent client wants me to remove a small tree like bush thats about 4 feet tall and the trunk width is like 3 inches round. and 3 small shrubs. Help me out with this bid, i say about 3 hr's to remove all 4. does $200 sound about right? plus $65 disposal fee? let me know what ya think, and how you would charge?
An axe, shovel and sweat should get'er done in less than an hour. If it was a regular customer of mine I'd do it for $50-60 and toss it in the dumpster on the way home.
In the city they would pick it up around here, if left at the curb.
06-03-2007, 11:32 PM
I agree about $50. leave at curb for trash company or most companies that sell mulch will take for free or minimal charge.
06-03-2007, 11:38 PM
so im a little high huh?
06-03-2007, 11:53 PM
I'd say a little high.
I assume that the "tree like bush" that the customer's OK with you just cutting the stump as close as flush to the ground as possible?
As long as the 3 shrubs are small, using a shovel to dig those out, I'd charge around 65-75 bucks off the top of my head without looking at it. Remember your time/gas to haul and dump the stuff.
06-03-2007, 11:56 PM
i think they want the roots out as well. my method of doing this was to get a chainsaw, saw it down, then chop out the roots. thats for the main big bush. an suggestions on how i should go about doing this?
06-04-2007, 12:05 AM
Ooh, they want the roots out? And this is a three inch diameter stump?
I don't know what kind of shrub or bush it is... But it seems like with a stump of that diameter there's some pretty decent sized roots and it's going to be a lot of work to dig them up. I guess you could try hooking up a strap and ripping it out with a truck....
If they want the roots out and you have to dig them by hand, then I'd definitely crank up the price from what I originally said.
06-04-2007, 08:14 PM
Get yourself a maul and a come-along. Cut the roots with the maul and yank it out with the come-along. One hundred and fifty bucks should cover your time and disposal fee.
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