Maplewood Tree Removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by SR Lawn Care, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Sub-Contract the job to someone with a license insurance and experience.
    ;)
     
  2. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    Why would anybode wanna do that :laugh:
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  3. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tree removal contractors here (SC coast) charge $1000/8 hr day. This includes three people, debris removal and stump grinding. If a cherry picker is needed, add $50/hr.
     
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Here is one example of how dangerous tree work can be.

    SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A 29-year-old man fell to his death Wednesday while trying to cut down a tree in Sandy Springs, police said.

    Investigators said the man, who was employed by Superior Arbor Management Co. out of Dawsonville, was part of a tree-servicing crew working in the 100 block of Brookview Circle in Sandy Springs.

    Authorities said the tree apparently snapped below the victim, who was positioned in the tree some 60 or more feet above the ground.

    The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of his family.
    This guy was experienced
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have to climb a tree tommorow to cut a limb off, but luckily i ony have to go 15' up
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  6. capetrees

    capetrees LawnSite Member
    from ma
    Posts: 216

    Without a picture of the tree it's hard to price anything. With that said, if it's a maple, 50' tall with a 4' base, $800 isn't a bad price. If it's out in the opne and can be dropped whole, cheaper, maybe $600 and if there is a small drop zone, wires, extensive landscaping, $900-$1000 would be more like it. Go for it but be safe. I do it as a side job and love to climb but it's not for everyone.

    Be safe.
     
  7. RoyalTree

    RoyalTree LawnSite Member
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    What he said! Sounds like you are way out of your league. With no pictures these is no way to say how much to bid.

    Sub it out and add 20% for yourself.
     
  8. RoyalTree

    RoyalTree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 156

    Do you also charge for a new scag when you need to mow a lawn?
     
  9. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,238

    Why would he do that?! Exmark is better! :D
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