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Old 11-27-2006, 06:33 PM
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Leyland Cypress Install

I have been called by a local school for an estimate to install 8-10 Leyland Cypress's. What is the "going rate" for installation of these. There would be no mulch or pine straw arounf the trees. Just digging the holes and planting them. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-27-2006, 06:42 PM
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For something that simple, I'd probably go double my cost. Maybe x 2.25 my cost.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:46 PM
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I'm paying around $75 to $100 for a 6'-8' b&b tree. We are installing them for $365 each. My quote for this job if it were easy access would be around $2,800 for 8 trees. It would take me about 3 hours to install them with 3 guys in and out.

Remember, don't underprice these... if something happens to the trees you are responsible for them!
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:27 PM
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Cost times 3.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:01 AM
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Todd, be careful planting large Leylands if they are b&B. Leylands have a shallow, fibrous root system that does not like be disturbed. Being an evergreen, they are also still growing at this time of year, especially in your area, so they will need to be watered regularly and possibly stakes. Make sure you include all your costs for this task as well as the price of the plants, your labor and a comfortable profit.

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:12 AM
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It's well worth the extra money to plant the container grown leylands. Your local nursery should have a good source like Robinson, Marian Gardens, Cherry Lake...
You will eliminate the problem of the top heavy leyland breaking the roots in the sandy balls as you handle them during the install.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:19 AM
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I fully endorse Treedocs recommendation. I do not plant B&B Leylands unless a client demands them. We can can 6'-7' container grown plants locally and they will double in size in 3-4 years if they are happy.

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Old 11-29-2006, 05:01 PM
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Thanks for all the input!!

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