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Christmas Trees

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Penpro, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Penpro

    Penpro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    A couple of customers have asked me if i would put up their Christmas Tree. I told them that i would, and that i would get back with them with the pricing. What would be a good amount for this service? Saying i have to buy the tree, and the ornaments, plus an hourly rate for all of the above.

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    You have to buy the ornaments too? That can get expensive.
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    I wouldn't do it. I can just picture it now. You are putting up their tree while they are standing back telling you exactly where to put each ornament
  4. SSmith

    SSmith Banned
    Posts: 447

    I imagine these are elderly women?? Most of the joy of putting up the Christmas tree is doing it together as a family. I hope the people requesting this service wasn't a family. How sad would that be?
  5. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

    The first thing that comes to mind is fire liability. It happens all to often with christmas trees, and god forbid if the the one you put up for a customer is the one that burns. I'd say no.
  6. Penpro

    Penpro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Thanks for the insight. As of today i've declined the whole christmas tree idea. I've still got it in the back of my mind so who knows? Thanks again. Keep throwing tips my way. Have a great day.
  7. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Posts: 0

    My parents had a neighbor who would pay a company to come in and put up their Christmas tree each year. After Christmas the home owner would through the tree in his garbage can, lights, ornaments and all still attached.

    I think he was paying around $200 for the company to decorate the tree.
  8. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    must be they didn't want toe hassle of taking everything down and putting it in storage
  9. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Absolutely true.
    Good point Tiedeman.

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