Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-26-2013, 09:32 PM
Southern Heritage Southern Heritage is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Birmingham Al
Posts: 151
Trees in a Patio

I have a client who wants trees inside a pavor patio. I'm trying to figure out how I'm going todo it or if its possible. The patio will be 18X18' with a fire place on one end entrance on the other. The client wants four 8' River Birtches inside the patio in each corner. They want the pavors to go to the trunk and showed me multiple pictures where it had been done. Any thoughts.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-26-2013, 09:48 PM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ragland Al
Posts: 9,897
Those birch trees are fast growing and high maintance, I try to talk the customer out of that.

WIth in 5 years the trees will have to be cut down and the patio redone. Not to mention leaves will fall into the bbq pit as they cook.

There pretty trees but other than that there uselessa and extremely messy and get deised easy.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-26-2013, 09:58 PM
DVS Hardscaper's Avatar
DVS Hardscaper DVS Hardscaper is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: County Jail
Posts: 5,737
river birches will get huge. poor choice. don't do it.

a crape of small variety may be something to consider.

if the patio is to be 18x18 - that's SMALL. So try to find a variety of Crape Myrtle that maxes out with an 8-10 foot spread
__________________
"It's You vs. You"

"People Throw Rocks At Things That Shine"


My Equipment Brag List:

-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-26-2013, 10:03 PM
Southern Heritage Southern Heritage is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Birmingham Al
Posts: 151
I've already said over and over that 18x18 is way to small but its exactly what they want.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-26-2013, 10:06 PM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ragland Al
Posts: 9,897
To get the blocks to the trunk youll have to bury the tree fairly deep, be real sweet to the customer and in a year or 2 you will have more work
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-26-2013, 10:22 PM
DVS Hardscaper's Avatar
DVS Hardscaper DVS Hardscaper is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: County Jail
Posts: 5,737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Southern Heritage View Post
I've already said over and over that 18x18 is way to small but its exactly what they want.
this is not a good way to do business. you have to know how to educate the client and do things properly.


.
__________________
"It's You vs. You"

"People Throw Rocks At Things That Shine"


My Equipment Brag List:

-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-26-2013, 10:52 PM
Snyder's Lawn Inc's Avatar
Snyder's Lawn Inc Snyder's Lawn Inc is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kirksville Mo
Posts: 3,635
Quote:
Originally Posted by Southern Heritage View Post
I have a client who wants trees inside a pavor patio. I'm trying to figure out how I'm going todo it or if its possible. The patio will be 18X18' with a fire place on one end entrance on the other. The client wants four 8' River Birtches inside the patio in each corner. They want the pavors to go to the trunk and showed me multiple pictures where it had been done. Any thoughts.
I wouldnt use river birtch

If you install a tree you need to take post digger and dig 3ft deep and fill it with sand /fine rock so roots will go down and wont hurt the patio

I did this once learned from a spec book on a job I did back in the 90s
__________________
Snyder's New Lawn Service Inc.
Since 1981
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-26-2013, 11:28 PM
Holland's Avatar
Holland Holland is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 540
I know many people don't like the maintenance of a river birtch, but they are one of my favorite trees. The peeling bark is beautiful. Though I wouldn't put four inside a patio of course, but mabey 2 on the corners would work. They make great shade trees as well. They look and do best in the south IMHO. Heritage is a great variety.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-27-2013, 11:12 AM
DVS Hardscaper's Avatar
DVS Hardscaper DVS Hardscaper is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: County Jail
Posts: 5,737
a contractor with a knack for design (such as myself) would find a way to do this 18x18 patio and get them at least one birch. And I would be able to explain WHY 4 trees is a bad idea.
__________________
"It's You vs. You"

"People Throw Rocks At Things That Shine"


My Equipment Brag List:

-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 belt
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-27-2013, 11:21 AM
PaperCutter PaperCutter is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 1,322
Back in '05 or '06 I planted a group of river birch on my back property line, 15' on center. You want me to send you a pic of what they look like now? Because I hate mowing under there, I couldn't imagine trying to have a patio under there. It'd be like being a gnome and hanging out inside a lilac bush.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:28 PM.

Page generated in 0.07564 seconds with 10 queries