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burnsyscapes
04-09-2010, 08:59 PM
not sure what to price to remove and install another tree. im also doing 2 yards black mulch for him, any ideas would be awesome.

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By Us Company
04-09-2010, 09:07 PM
Mulch: $190 Installed.

burnsyscapes
04-09-2010, 09:15 PM
exact price i charge for mulch, im thinking 360 to remove and install the tree, 4 hours of labor when really it will take 2 hours or less

By Us Company
04-09-2010, 09:25 PM
I would say 275 to 350 depending on how many guys you plan on working there. But for 360 Id say your covered for a crew of 3 for four hours. Cut that back to three hours with a crew of 3 and your at 275.

burnsyscapes
04-09-2010, 09:29 PM
also including putting in the other tree he gets?

By Us Company
04-09-2010, 09:37 PM
Yes. You said you can do it in 2 so I was just putting it out there. It all depends what you think the client will say about your current price also. I would say anywhere between 500-550 is a good price for everything.

ALC-GregH
04-09-2010, 10:10 PM
Yes. You said you can do it in 2 so I was just putting it out there. It all depends what you think the client will say about your current price also. I would say anywhere between 500-550 is a good price for everything.

How can you price his job for him without knowing his numbers?

ALC-GregH
04-09-2010, 10:14 PM
Also to the OP of the thread, are you licensed and insured to do tree removal?

By Us Company
04-09-2010, 10:31 PM
He told me his numbers. 360 for 3 guys for 4 hours. That means hes covering it for 30 an hour. I worked off of that. I have no idea how long the job would take he told me he could do it in 2 and wanted to charge for 4 hours. And my price on the mulch is what I WOULD charge.

burnsyscapes
04-09-2010, 11:17 PM
hes pretty close to what i do, i try and charge 90 an hour, covers labor which is $36 150% overhead is 54. which comes out to 90.

but im not licensed and insured and tree removal, im insured for general mowing patios walls stuff like that, trees are covered but general landscaping, no just tree removal, i dont plan on doing trees where i gota get 3 trucks out there cherry picker and such.

DJJS
04-10-2010, 12:56 AM
but im not licensed and insured and tree removal, im insured for general mowing patios walls stuff like that, trees are covered but general landscaping, no just tree removal, i dont plan on doing trees where i gota get 3 trucks out there cherry picker and such.

theres no reason to really worry about tree insurance if you're just doing small trees like this one every once in a while, as long as you're careful with it being so small you'll have no problems removing it. I'm insured for tree removal as well as landscaping & patios etc and the tree insurance is crazy high

burnsyscapes
04-10-2010, 09:27 AM
yeah i know, im already going to have to tie some straps around it and hook it up to our dingo inorder for it not to fall towards the house. no matter where i cut it if i dont hook it up to anytihng its going to fall on the house

TLS
04-10-2010, 09:29 AM
Soak tree with hose overnight.

Choker chain, and pull it out with your truck.

Cut up in driveway.

Done.