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$6,000 tree budget. help me with this bid...

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by andyslawncare, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 812

    i have a client who wants a forrest in his yard. i found a whole bunch of trees from a local nursery all half off (2 trees for $130) how much should i charge to plant these (dig holes, put in ground, stake)...i am pricing pinestraw seperately. need help soon!!!:usflag:
  2. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    What kind of trees, how big, how far do they have to be hauled from your truck, how are you getting them to the property??....to many variables to just throw out a price. Skip the pinestraw, spade edge nice tree rings, and mulch correctly. How many trees are you plannin?
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    need a little more info!
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    3x the cost of the material is a quick and dirty estimate... so if a tree is 100 bucks...then you charge $300 for tree and labor. so you could essentially plant $2000 worth of trees. keep in mind that 130 buck for two trees may not be a great deal...what kind of trees, how big, ect. if i was planting 20-30 trees Id make sure I had some variety and deferent sizes and shapes. are you going to warrantee the trees?
  5. barefootlawnsandlandscape

    barefootlawnsandlandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    With that many trees going in you can order a truck load from a grower and get a good deal. I would get a variety of trees, variety of sizes. Throw in some 4" oaks and maples for instant gratification. Good luck and watch your spacing.
  6. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    oh and I'd rent a skid with an auger....

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