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need help on pricing a downed pine tree.

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by ncnurseryman, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. ncnurseryman

    ncnurseryman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    One of my accounts has about a 75 foot pine tree that came down and they want it taken off. I figure it would take me and a helper a full day to delimb it, break it down and haul it off. I also figure it will take several loads on the dump truck to haul it out. I don't do a lot of clean up work so im not sure how to price it. Any thoughts?
     
  2. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,376

    $1500 to $1800. Pine trees are really hard on equipment, especially chains.
    easy-lift guy
     
  3. ncnurseryman

    ncnurseryman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    Okay. Thanks but I admit that is more than I was thinking but me likes.
     
  4. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    how much did u get for it?
     
  5. ncnurseryman

    ncnurseryman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    Would you believe the guns I hired to help went to the beach instead and never told me. Just didn't show up. I won't be hiring them again. Fortunately the tree is out of site from everything so I can do it whenever.
     
  6. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 826

    Did they head to the obx? I'm up here this week, I can hunt them down for you ;)
     
  7. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    nc,
    What diameter is the girth of the trunk and timber line.
    The tree is already down. It isn't like you are going to have to climb, rig, and lower limbs to the ground and then section this tree off. Around here a pine tree will bring 8-900.00 to rig down depending on close proximity to a home. If the tree is on the ground, considering it is pine and will be sappy, 650.00. This doesn't include stumping though.
    Not all areas get the same pricing as insurance, dump fees, labor rates,etc. will vary.

    Be careful if you aren't used to running a saw. Watch for kickback, pinching and always for roll away.
     
  8. ncnurseryman

    ncnurseryman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    This tree is on the ground and probably two foot around give or take. Still haven't done it cause now my help is in jail. Time for new help. Ha.
     
  9. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
    Posts: 3,231

    like another man said, be very careful when using a chainsaw
    good luck
     
  10. jonniebud

    jonniebud LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    He r done no help do it ur self the only help u can rely on is urself
     

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