I know I got behind this late on the thread...I don't know what the arbor market down in LA looks like but honestly how long do you think it will take to do the job? If its truly a full day I wouldn't go less that 3250...
In my area 3750 is low for the day high end being on 4500 but I know the job doesnt look for hard but the fact you cant climb the tree and have to rent a bucket should factor in which no doubt with you it has!
Are you doing the dead tree in the front as well? Just remember when you cutting up top the grounds have enough rigging to work. Ive seen dead trees bigger than that just fold and drop hard hitting the chipper truck we had a PortaWrap hooked to..
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