How do I bid tree work???

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by krupatex, May 29, 2009.

  1. krupatex

    krupatex LawnSite Member
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    I am supposed to bid two tree jobs this weekend. One is a full cut down and the other is trimming and pruning. I've done the work before but never have given an estimate on one. Where and how would I start????
     
  2. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    If you've done the work before, hopefully you can estimate the amount of time you'll spend on the job. Bid it by time spent x your hourly rate + materials, dump fees, etc. There's your bid :)
     
  3. Mondragon Lawn Serv

    Mondragon Lawn Serv LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 644

    There are several factors in doing tree work. thickness of tree, height, amount limbs,location of tree, and grinding. And of course the two obvious one's, hourly work rate, dumping fees. if you done it before you know the hard work it takes to cut down trees make sure you get a profit from your work and not just your hourly rate pay. Bid with confidence. I've been doing tree work before where we just got enough for work and it's not pretty get yourself Profit!!!!!111:dancing::dancing:
     
  4. Mondragon Lawn Serv

    Mondragon Lawn Serv LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 644

  5. VirginiaLawnCare

    VirginiaLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats some nice work but no way in hell would I climb a tree. That's a job for a bucket truck. :laugh: Good friends of mine own a electrical business I can rent there bucket truck for tree jobs. But most the time I just sub tree jobs out to them and make money off them without having to touch it.
     
  6. Mondragon Lawn Serv

    Mondragon Lawn Serv LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 644

    But that's no fun. We have done several tree jobs and the best way are by climbing. here is a link to one that we used a 90 ton crane. http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=250387

    hope you enjoy them.
     
  7. DouglasTreeService

    DouglasTreeService LawnSite Member
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  8. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    be careful if you get up there. take your time. I almost killed myself 3 months ago with chainsaw kicking back into my leg.
     

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