PDA

View Full Version : How much to removal this tree?


JL Lawncare
08-24-2010, 11:01 PM
Its my neighbors magnolia tree and she just wants it removed and hauled off, someone else is grinding out the stump. How much should I charge her for just cutting down and hauling off? Yes Im insured with 1 million of liability. I need to let her know by tomorrow night. Thanks

ALLPro Landscaping
08-24-2010, 11:10 PM
Have you ever cut trees before, if so then you should know how much time it would take to do the job, so charge your hourly rate plus dumping fees,

JL Lawncare
08-24-2010, 11:14 PM
I have experience but for personal property or family, never for a paying customer. What would you charge for that tree?

ALLPro Landscaping
08-24-2010, 11:17 PM
Would you like me to just bid the job for you, shoot let me run your business for you while im at it. Sorry, if you do have the experience then you should have no problem, this is a small job, again figure your hourly rate, and cut a few bucks off since its right next door for one and helping freinds out is always good.

JL Lawncare
08-24-2010, 11:29 PM
I dont normally do this so thats why I need help. I would not ask someone how to run a business I am knowledgeable in:hammerhead:

JL Lawncare
08-24-2010, 11:32 PM
Hows $400 sound?

ALLPro Landscaping
08-24-2010, 11:39 PM
whats ur hourly rate, what will the dumping fees cost you, how many guys will you have to help you,

KrayzKajun
08-24-2010, 11:44 PM
since yur local ill help ya out.
tht would take maybe an hour to cut down w/ 2 people. figure say $45hr person plus feul, dumping, etc.. between $250-$300

JL Lawncare
08-24-2010, 11:47 PM
thanks man I appreciate the southern hospitality! I see your trailer around the westbank from time to time. I live in terrytown

KrayzKajun
08-24-2010, 11:50 PM
thanks man I appreciate the southern hospitality! I see your trailer around the westbank from time to time. I live in terrytown

No problem!:waving::waving:

cpel2004
08-25-2010, 12:27 AM
I love these type of questions. Normal job for a regular customer and not a neighbor friend 500-600, for a neighbor 250-300 plus dumping fees.

chevyguy$$
08-25-2010, 12:30 AM
i would say $325 thats with hauling away to she should be happy with that...:cool2:

cut level
08-25-2010, 01:03 AM
Good to see some cordial souls on here amongst the attitudes and high and mighty's!

DuallyVette
08-25-2010, 01:16 AM
I hate to be the cheap guy here ( or anywhere), but...I'd have that down, and chipped into my dumptruck in an hour or less. $225.

ajslands
08-25-2010, 01:22 AM
So about an hour and Hal worth of work, do I'd say 100$ an hour since she wants it gone right away, minimum 2 hours, plus dumping fees plus equipment and a buddy to watch out for you so probably In the 250$ -350$ range including dump fees.
Wait a sec! You're on the coast! Dump it in the ocean and maybe bp's skimmers will pick it up. :laugh:

Shasta Lake Landscaping
08-25-2010, 02:32 AM
I hate to be the cheap guy here ( or anywhere), but...I'd have that down, and chipped into my dumptruck in an hour or less. $225.

That would be about the going rate for a full blown tree co around here. Top chipped, trunk firewood.

Stillwater
08-25-2010, 02:53 AM
My area 425/ just removal 650 with stump ground 18 inches down debris removed filled with loam and seeded

Kinz
08-29-2010, 10:04 PM
I hope you have insurance for removing a tree. If you don't know what you're doing, and the tree falls on the house, you'll be up shi*'s creek!

piperpm
09-04-2010, 03:15 PM
I would be in the 300-400 range including clean-up and removal... if you prep it right should be an easy drop. Good luck!

..again, it contiues to amaze me how some guys can be so arrogant on this message board.. if you got nothing good to say, don't answer the question....comments like "do you want me to run your business for you" help no one here... find somewhere else to post your prestige.

4 seasons lawn&land
09-04-2010, 03:35 PM
300 discounted side

capetrees
09-04-2010, 08:46 PM
$250, maybe an 1 1/2 hours down and chipped. Take it down piece by piece and be safe. Don't drop the whole thing at once. It damages the lawn too much and could fall the wrong way. Be safe. :usflag:

shovelracer
09-04-2010, 09:07 PM
If you had a chipper you would be out of there in less than an hour, if you are loading the brush you could be in closer to two. Now if you are loading into a pickup you could be in for half a day after several trips. To give you an idea, an experienced treeman could have that thing down, bucked, and limbs at the curb in under 15 minutes with a helper, a novice would be about an hour just to get it down safely and cut up.

Kinz
09-04-2010, 09:15 PM
Another reason I don't do trees - the expense. I'll call a guy that does trees, let him do it, and I'll bill my customer and add a couple of hundred bucks. And I'll be doing something else. But I don't advertise myself as a tree person anyway. But if a customer asks............

DJJS
09-04-2010, 11:29 PM
$250, maybe an 1 1/2 hours down and chipped. Take it down piece by piece and be safe. Don't drop the whole thing at once. It damages the lawn too much and could fall the wrong way. Be safe. :usflag:

1 1/2 hours with a chipper on that job is way too long, we could have that down, chipped and clean up in a half an hour


As for the price, $ 250's about right, extra for the stump.

JL Lawncare
09-04-2010, 11:56 PM
Did it today $350 and only took 2 of us 3 hours including haul off clean-up. Thanks for the help guys!

FYS777
09-05-2010, 12:19 AM
sorry but you guys are slow!! i could have done that myself in 3 hours! or less. geeeeessss

RoyalTree
09-05-2010, 09:02 AM
Job would have taken us about 45 min with chipper and probably 30 min with a grapple truck. 250 is probably what the job is worth. 325 with the stump.

Kinz
09-05-2010, 11:16 AM
So if he got $350., and he and the customer are happy, then what's the problem?

FYS777
09-05-2010, 11:24 AM
I was just chiming in on the macho thing. Ha
Posted via Mobile Device

PerfectEarth
09-05-2010, 12:21 PM
6 man hours to take that tree down.....wowza

Landrus2
09-05-2010, 12:39 PM
lets talk permits here :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

JL Lawncare
09-05-2010, 12:57 PM
Well all of you critics/arrogant d$$$s it was me and my 50 year old Dad, plus the dump is a 40 minutes round trip and it took 2 trips because here you cannot bring a load bigger than the size of a pick up bed. I hate the fact that most threads turn into whos better than who. If you dont have anything nice to say then dont post on the thread. :hammerhead

JL Lawncare
09-05-2010, 12:58 PM
thanks kinz some people on this forum are such arrogant d$$$s. It is ridiculous

Landrus2
09-05-2010, 01:33 PM
thanks kinz some people on this forum are such arrogant d$$$s. It is ridiculous

I hope you dint get offended when I said permits. it happened to me last year the customer tells me go ahead take tree down, she said she had taken care of the permits she had taken care of the permits all right but for her driver license:weightlifter::weightlifter::weightlifter:

capetrees
09-05-2010, 03:14 PM
1 1/2 hours with a chipper on that job is way too long, we could have that down, chipped and clean up in a half an hour


As for the price, $ 250's about right, extra for the stump.


I don't know how particular the owners are but if I had to simply cut the tree down, disregarding the condition of the lawn, 1/2 hour would be enough but what I was timing it on was piece by piece and zero damage to the turf below, start to finish.

:usflag:

JL Lawncare
09-05-2010, 03:35 PM
no man i didnt get offended at all. I just hate listening to everybody's "well if i would have done it" bs

capetrees
09-05-2010, 04:42 PM
I'm not putting you down at all. I do this kind of work every Saturday and have been for a long time. Do disrespect to you at all.

DQL10
09-05-2010, 06:36 PM
I would be in the 300-400 range including clean-up and removal... if you prep it right should be an easy drop. Good luck!

..again, it contiues to amaze me how some guys can be so arrogant on this message board.. if you got nothing good to say, don't answer the question....comments like "do you want me to run your business for you" help no one here... find somewhere else to post your prestige.

I agree 100%. As far as the origional poster, just go with what you are comfortable bidding the job at. Also insurance is an awesome thing to have if you are going to be cutting down trees. Best of luck to you in the bid!

DJJS
09-06-2010, 12:35 PM
I don't know how particular the owners are but if I had to simply cut the tree down, disregarding the condition of the lawn, 1/2 hour would be enough but what I was timing it on was piece by piece and zero damage to the turf below, start to finish.

:usflag:

Iím not disregarding the lawn in saying a half hour either, thereís only a few branches on the lower part of the tree I would cut, then tie off the top of the tree, cut about half way down, tie off again and cut the rest, take the stump down closer to the ground while my guys chipped everything up and cleaned up. Iíd be losing money on a job that size if it took much longer. That being said, Iím speaking as someone with a full tree service division, for a guy who doesnít do a ton of tree work I think the OP did a good job, itís better to be safe and methodical than drop the tree on the house.

Kinz
09-06-2010, 01:16 PM
well said.

By Us Company
09-28-2010, 08:07 PM
2 Guys, Chipper, Dump Truck, 1 Hour Max. $300 Max.