View Full Version : Need Help With Tree Removal. PLEASE

Pearl Valley Landscapes
12-26-2007, 10:59 AM
Hello,Im am new to the landscape industry and would appreciate any help. I would like to ask what you would charge for removing this blue spruce and how would you price it? I have to remove this tree, It fell due to the strong winds.The tree is about 15-18 feet tall. Attached is the picture.Thank you

12-26-2007, 12:38 PM
That looks like a pretty easy job since the tree is already down. I couldn't imagine it taking any more then 30-45 minutes to cut up into smaller pieces. Assuming that I can get my trailer close to the tree for loading I would probably charge as follows.

1 hr to cut up and load tree onto trailer-$100.00
30 minute drive time to recycling center where I would take the cut up tree-$50.00
Recycling center fee-$10.00
15 minutes to unload tree at recycling center-$25.00
Total - $185.00

This does not include backfilling the hole left when the tree was blown over. If you need to include that then figure out how much soil you need, time to pick up and deliver the soil and time to install soil.

shane mapes
12-26-2007, 12:49 PM
i would charge 1.5 man hours and figure if the dump is not to far from the site n/c for dump. if it is far add a little but it should be pretty easy and not take that long.

Jason Rose
12-26-2007, 01:02 PM
Well I guess I'm prety close, I was thinking about $175 to $200, then I scrolled down, lol.

Pearl Valley Landscapes
12-26-2007, 02:16 PM
Thanks guys for the expert help. I am going to estimate it around $ 200.Thank you all

ICT Bill
12-26-2007, 02:26 PM
Hey Pearl
Give them a price to replace it too.
Are there others this size on the property that need to be staked?
Be proactive and don't leave money on the table

Pearl Valley Landscapes
12-26-2007, 05:48 PM
Hey Pearl
Give them a price to replace it too.
Are there others this size on the property that need to be staked?
Be proactive and don't leave money on the table

Thanks for the advice, i didnt even think about staking the rest .Yes there are about 5-6 trees on the property. Soo the price for staking one spruce like this would be about 50 dolllars (stakes & wire = $ 20) ( labour & 30 ) Is this correct??

12-26-2007, 07:22 PM
I would grab a shovel, redig the stump hole bigger, use my winch to pull the tree back upright, stake the tree properly, water and fert it good. Send bill for around $200 to customer and tell them no warranty. If the tree then dies I would take my saw, cut the tree into a log, put on my dump truck, shovel enough dirt from my truck to fill the hole then drive home. Branches would go onto my burn pile and log would go onto my firewood pile for my house. New bill for $50 sent to custmer.

12-26-2007, 08:13 PM
At whatever your rate is:

15 minutes to cut it up, 10-15 minutes to load it, add $25 for gas and add the dump fee if any. If you're not out of there in 30-40 minutes or so there's more there than the picture shows. For $200 you should be filling the hole too. Dump fee for that would be $25 for me.

I had a 3 ft dia oak taken down for ~ 800 bux...it was leaning over the house and they needed a bucket, 2-3 guys and a chipper. That tree you have already on the ground is no more than a small branch in comparison.

It's 15 ft from where you can park your trailer, 15 minutes with a small saw, and 1 pickup of debris to get rid of. The only partially difficult part might be picking up the stump, but that doesn't look hard from the pic.

If you can get $200 for that, God Bless you.

ATL Lawn
12-26-2007, 10:34 PM
would had been $300-$400 here easy

Dump fee here would be $45/ton (1ton min) + $3gal gas getting it there.

12-26-2007, 11:17 PM
Any tree service around here would grab that for about a hundred bucks.

Pearl Valley Landscapes
12-28-2007, 12:12 AM
Thank you guys for the expert advice. The work was done today and it took me about 50 minutes. I charged $ 250 Appreciate the help.

12-29-2007, 01:46 AM
good job man, good for you, for making a quick 250 bucks.

12-29-2007, 02:36 AM
man, you robbed those folks.:laugh: That would have went for $75-100 here.