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Old 05-26-2015, 10:18 PM
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Lilac Bushes

A snow removal customer of mine called me today asking about an estimate on trimming some lilac bushes. When i got there, they were a bit more overgrown than i was expecting. They are about 15 to 20 feet tall. Homeowner says he wants them trimmed down to 5 or 6 feet. He claims that is what he has done in the past and they bloom again in 2 years. He understands it may take that long again, so im pretty comfortable taking them down that far. So I'm basically just asking for any tips on bidding/completing this job. I've trimmed lilac bushes before, but not ones like this that have branches so thick I'll have to use a chainsaw. Here are some pics to help.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:35 PM
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Can he wait till winter ?

Much better time to do it
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:50 PM
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Chainsaw will be fine. Let them grow 6-8" then trim with hedge trimmer
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:48 AM
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How many man hours would you estimate this at? I'm thinking 4 including cleanup. Sound in the ballpark?
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:06 PM
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Two hours, maybe three....that is without being there and looking at it.

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Old 05-27-2015, 11:04 PM
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Two hours, maybe three....that is without being there and looking at it.

250.00
That's exactly the price I told the customer. I'm getting decent at estimating I guess
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