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Brothers_Landscaping
04-09-2009, 09:28 AM
I'm looking at removing a tree, it's 35 tall, at the base its about 18 inches thick and it branchs out alot, it's got a house on one side, fence on another side, a power box an another side and another house on the other side. So it's boxed in; it's gonna need to be roped and the sectioned. So going on the info

P.S. The price should included hauling away the tree

Outdoors_Unlimited
04-20-2009, 09:06 PM
Trees are next to impossible to price without looking at them in person.

With that said, I shoot for $125 an hour for myself and $60 an hour for groundies.

Brothers_Landscaping
04-21-2009, 09:30 AM
I'm thinking 5 hours, so between me and my partner, which includes chopping it down, clean up, and burning it, so my bid is 700

Junior M
04-21-2009, 09:49 AM
it determines what are you going to do with it, haul it to the mill or burn it or take it to the dump?

Also how hard is it going to be to get out to a trailer or truck? You need to add in the difficulty of how hard it is going to be fall the tree and if you are going to have to spur it and limb it and take it down in sections..

bohiaa
04-21-2009, 06:51 PM
I'm thinking 5 hours, so between me and my partner, which includes chopping it down, clean up, and burning it, so my bid is 700

YOUR HIRED.......

HEll man insurance will run you that much

SOS Landscaping
04-21-2009, 10:27 PM
YOUR HIRED.......

HEll man insurance will run you that much

agreed, we average around 1200 a tree....

DuallyVette
04-21-2009, 11:00 PM
agreed, we average around 1200 a tree....

Is that $1200 for insurance per tree?

Do you buy insurance ...per tree ???

topsites
04-21-2009, 11:38 PM
If this were my estimate I think I'd let the experts handle it.
Because the one we're speaking of here sounds to be high risk.
And I'd say that's several thousand trees worth of experience deep, at least 5-8 years experience in the field, getting real.

Triple L
04-22-2009, 08:49 AM
I agree, If you dont know how to price a tree removal job... I dont think you should be dropping that tree... I can probally assume you dont have the proper tree gear either....

Brothers_Landscaping
04-22-2009, 04:24 PM
No i've got the gear and I know how to do it, i've taken quite a few down, but I was asking for opinions, i had kinda settled on a price between 700 and 1000, but 1200??? thats alot

Junior M
04-22-2009, 05:56 PM
No i've got the gear and I know how to do it, i've taken quite a few down, but I was asking for opinions, i had kinda settled on a price between 700 and 1000, but 1200??? thats alot
Its an expensive risky business..

VirginiaLawnCare
04-22-2009, 08:48 PM
I would be more in the 1200$ range but we use bucket trucks and would have a bobcat there.

Brothers_Landscaping
04-23-2009, 07:30 PM
it's not HUGE!!! just big

VirginiaLawnCare
04-24-2009, 04:52 PM
it's not HUGE!!! just big

I dont do any tree jobs without a bucket truck enless its 10ft tall. hahah The bobcat goes because we dont cut the tree in logs because my friend owns a firewood business and uses logs and runs its threw his processor.

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
04-24-2009, 11:15 PM
i know here 1200 for one tree is high. i mostly let the tree people do the tree work. but just had a 55 foot pine tree taken out near the house and power line for 395 dollars. and yes these are licensed and insured company. but with out seeing the tree it hard to give a price

bohiaa
04-25-2009, 01:50 PM
No i've got the gear and I know how to do it, i've taken quite a few down, but I was asking for opinions, i had kinda settled on a price between 700 and 1000, but 1200??? thats alot

you may think it's a lot.... I think it's cheep, there is a huge liabiality here,

all the what if's, and there is another issue.

if by the time the job is complete. what would you say, 2 days ?

well my friend at 2 days that's only 600.00 a day, now lets take in expensises.