HELP ME with this tree bid please

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by buckhunterjb, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. buckhunterjb

    buckhunterjb LawnSite Member
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    hey guys doing some side work for this guy he wants every other tree cut down theres about 25-30 of them. There willow trees about 6-12 inch in diameter they are tall about 20-25 feet but super skinny. how should I charge. Don't have to haul anything away can stack all the wood in his back yard. i'm going to need a buddy to help. Should I charge by the hour, or should I try and give him one price. I think it could be done in one day the trees are skinny. im in the Midwest. the rate has to be somewhat decent but I also wont work for nothing. thanks guys
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you know what you're doing?

    If there's no danger of structural damage one day side job id say 1500 with no stump removal
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  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    If there's any chance of structure damage, trees getting hung up, etc please call in an arborist
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  4. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    I was thinking the same price.
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  5. buckhunterjb

    buckhunterjb LawnSite Member
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  6. buckhunterjb

    buckhunterjb LawnSite Member
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  7. buckhunterjb

    buckhunterjb LawnSite Member
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    he wants every other one cut down. how long would it take you think? he pays cash and I do small tree cutting never took on anything like this thanks guys
     
  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    That looks like a pain in the ass
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  9. buckhunterjb

    buckhunterjb LawnSite Member
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    or would I be better giving him a hourly price. I do handy man work for 20-25 $ cash only. I have all my own saws what would be a good hourly price and I have to pay my buddy to help but he can work for 15.00$ a hour.
     
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    No hourly price. Give him a set price.
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