landscape blueprint

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grade, Mar 6, 2001.

  1. grade

    grade LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 34

    plant schedule shows 2" caliper for trees what does this refer to thanks
     
  2. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
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    That refers to the diamater of the trunk of the tree measured 6 inches above the ground.
     
  3. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    To learn more about the industry standards for tree and shrub sizes, get a copy of the American Standard for Nursery Stock (ANSI Z60). It is available from various sources including the ANLA, phone: 202.789.2900
     
  4. kermit

    kermit LawnSite Member
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    What in the world are you doing bidding on jobs when you don't even understand the terms being used? Get some hort knowedge before you make a fool of yourself and give all of us in the industry a black eye. Try opening a book or taking a course before getting into this business. You have no business doing work you have no idea how to do. You are doing the customer a disservice and you cannot know how to price the job if you are this clueless on horticultural practices. Work for a reputable company and learn something before tackling new work.
     
  5. grade

    grade LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 34

    Hey kermit the frog go back under your lily pad!
     
  6. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,361

    OK Grade, with that attitude, you may have a tougher time in this industry than necessary. Obviously you know that you lack experience, so start learning now from those with knowledge to offer. That's what makes this forum useful. Very few truly know it all.
     
  7. kermit

    kermit LawnSite Member
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    I guess I just get bummed out seeing people in this industry with no experience or hort. education trying to steal work by lowballing jobs and subsequently screwing them up. We all need to get and continue our education. We need to have a standard of business so that we can charge what we're worth. people who do lousy work, and how can you do good work without experience or education(practical or formal), make the rest of us look bad. While Grade is smart for looking for help,he is clearly out of his element in this job.
     
  8. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
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    Kermit; Landscaper = pickup truck + shovel + wheelbarrow + rake.
     
  9. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    Grade
    Continue asking questions, and lots of them. If your're gonna continue in this business try going to a few nurseries and tell them what you want to know. Don't BS they're smarter than that. Find out if you have a state Landscape Assoc, they often offer guides, courses etc.. Learning as you go isn't all bad, but have the sense to say NO to jobs you may not yet be qualified for. And welcome to Lawnsite.
    Hey Paul, what's the formula for Landscape Achitect?:)
     
  10. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    grade the only stupid question is one that is not asked
    kermit lighten up I don,t get the impression grade is a lowballer or he wouldn't be askin the questions
     

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