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Old 12-21-2013, 05:53 PM
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Christmas tree installs

I have a small retail garden center / mulch yard. I am thinking about selling Christmas trees next season. And also offering a service to deliver, and setup the tree in your home?

1st question- can I make decent money selling trees on my lot? I have a very good location and no competition close by

2nd question- will people pay to have the trees delivered and setup? I am thinking this will be the real profitable part of this venture? I saw on some tv morning show these guys were charging $139/tree installed and another $50'if you wanted it removed after holiday.

What do you guys think?
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:13 PM
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Christmas tree installs

I offered the service to take the tree to their house and pick it up after the new year for $15 and I haven't had a taker yet. And yes you can make a good chunk of change selling trees. You can't expect to make much your first year because you need a baler, lights, manpower, signage, trees, etc. Look around online and fine growers with quality trees looking to clear their fields for a low price per tree. I found a guy allowing me to tag any tree of any size for $13 cut and baled. From what I've heard it's the lowest anyone around here has gotten. If you want any other info about it you can message me.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:00 AM
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I know of a landscaper who does this through a couple tree lots. Basically the customer goes to the lot and pays for the tree plus an additional $150 for delivery/setup/removal. He gets a call from the tree lot and then he calls the customer to schedule a delivery/install time. The price also includes rental of the tree stand. Then after the holidays the customer removes their lights/decorations and calls him to schedule the pickup. It works good for him, he does a few hundred trees a year through the lots in some of the wealthier towns around the Boston area.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:45 AM
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Sounds like if I market the installs to wealthier parts of town it may work.
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:00 PM
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These guys kinda do what you are thinking about

http://www.livingchristmas.com/

Its really going to come down to what your market will bare. Can you make $$ selling trees, sure. Can you make money on delivery, set up and take down... depends. Only those with a higher income would be interested in something like that.
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