Help with install bid

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by birdturd9726, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. birdturd9726

    birdturd9726 LawnSite Member
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    Im bidding a rather large install. Im tossing numbers around and have a ballpark in mind. What would you charge to install the following:

    Trees - all B&B
    3 - 8" cal trees
    8 - 10'-12' trees
    33 - 3-4" cal trees

    Shrubs
    237 - 1 gallon shrubs
    97 - 2 gallon shrubs
    584 - 3 gallon shrubs
    186 - 5 gallon shrubs
    72 - 3'-4' tall shrubs B&B
    100 - 24"-30" shrubs B&B
    15 - 3' tall shrubs B&B


    total cost of plants is roughly $40,000
     
  2. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Delivery included? Any soil ammendments? Wooden tree supports and ties? How far from the unloading area do they have to be moved to be planted?
     
  3. birdturd9726

    birdturd9726 LawnSite Member
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    they will most likely be delivered via tractor trailer by the nursery. The trees all need to be staked. Say 100 feet to be moved, as im not 100% sure because it is an active construction site. I will have a skid steer with a backhoe and most likely my wheel loader
     
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    For how long are you gonna warrantie the trees :waving:
     
  5. birdturd9726

    birdturd9726 LawnSite Member
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    it will most likely be 1 year
     
  6. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    75k will make some profit if trees are Takend care of water more water. :waving:
     
  7. birdturd9726

    birdturd9726 LawnSite Member
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    nobody else?
     
  8. DiSantolandscaping

    DiSantolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
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    i d around 85 thousand plus add in a little extra for like mulch, and other mis. stuff you might need thats with a one growing season warrinty.
     
  9. DiSantolandscaping

    DiSantolandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 346

    plus up here in maine i always get bags of ph balance soil, plus you might need some top soil, and so on. I dont know the specs of your job but usually we double tree and shrub prices some time tripple.
     
  10. birdturd9726

    birdturd9726 LawnSite Member
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    how many trees would you estimate to plant in an hour?
    how many small shrubs (1-5 gal) would you estimate to plant in an hour?
    how many groundcover/perennials would you estimate to plant in an hour?
     

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