Little tree removal job this AM. Exclusive gated golf course community. Owner is removing the two trees & all plants around trees & lava rock. Going to remove the island also and put in a palm tree & grass. Called me yesterday wanting a quote to remove the two trees. Got there and he wanted a price to remove everything. I quoted my hourly rate+hauling debris away+stump grinder rental. He wanted a "fixed" price instead and I quoted him $2,500. Then he wanted a quote just to remove the two trees & I said $450. He called me shortly there after & hired me to remove trees. Brought my big ole 18' tandem & backed up to trees and used my Stihl Kombi 110R & dropped most of the limbs directly into the trailer. Job took 1.45 hours. Another (1) hr in driving, So 2.45 hrs total. easy $ and nice lil pile of firewood I'll use this fall.