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Old 07-23-2014, 05:52 PM
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Tree Removal Pricing Question

I am working on a bid to cut down four 70 foot pines. They are about 2.5 feet in diameter at the base of each tree. There is a building 50 feet away but we have a parking lot to drop the tree into for cutting up, loading, and hauling away. I have a trailer and the saws to do the job.

I need to know what is a competitive price range. I am thinking around $4,000-$6,000 but I want to have a little more information so I can get a solid number. Any suggestions are welcome!

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Old 08-03-2014, 06:49 PM
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Why so high on price... I see it being a two day job maybe even one day...
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:00 PM
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Is this your first tree removal job?
Does your price include grinding out of stumps?
Are you a member of the church that your submitting this bid for?
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:15 PM
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That would be a 2500-3000 job and have it done in six hrs
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:32 PM
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If they're cool with flopping them in the parking lot, and assuming a 25 minute drive to the dump site, that job would take my two man crew 4-5 hours on site and cost ~$1200-1500. The stumps would be another $2-300 without cleanup, depending on the surface roots.

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Old 09-02-2014, 07:42 AM
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That depends on the height, size, condition of ground, tree species, and time took to remove a time. In your case of four 70 foot pines it cost not more than 2500$. A little more for stump removal and site clean up. Reliable tree service company might charge little more for that but not more than 3500$.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:06 PM
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I agree 2400 - 3000 tops, even without owning the proper equipment, you can rent a grinder for 200, a dumptrailer for 200 more, and come out well over a grand profit for one days work.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:03 AM
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Won't they break the pavement id you drop them?
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:41 AM
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Pavement should not have a problem unless stubs are on the tree. Then they will push in pavement. Nothing a little asphalt patch can't fix.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:53 AM
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Um that's concrete. Busting a parking lot is hack work unless the told them the danger and they accepted the cheaper option.

I would drop the first, then cut it up and make a pile for the rest to fall on.
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