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Old 09-26-2006, 06:31 PM
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hedge trimming question

I have a customer who has asked me to cut down his 10foot hedge, down to 5feet and narrow it by a foot on each side. It is 150feet in length. Any help would be greatly appreciated no idea on what to charge. How do u guys per foot or another method

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Old 09-26-2006, 06:41 PM
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By the man hour,and be sure to charge a removel fee for the clippings,there probably will be an excessive amount of debree.
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Old 09-26-2006, 06:55 PM
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You are going to have to stick it out there and make up a time estimate.... I'd plan on a day and a half with dumping.

To make things a little easier, shave off the front with clippers to get a better view of what to cut, then dig in with a chain saw and lops. Try to make as few parts as possible to drag to the trailer.
If the disposal will be a headache ( and there will be a lot to dispose of) look into a chipper for a day.... chip the debris and shoot it back under the hedge.
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:41 PM
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1st i would definately get a tree chipper or you'll be going to the dump all day long. Do you have a crew? If not i estimate it will take you 2-3 days to get the Job done. Not being a smart a?? Just saying thats alot of work. Since the hedges are over your head, I would charge 50-75 dollars an hour. plus your diposal fee. This does'nt qualify as normal hedge trimming.
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Old 09-27-2006, 10:50 PM
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cuttinig the hedge in half...

i thought you where only supposed to trim one third of the material at a time off a hedge, am i incorrect, will this be ok?
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