need help.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by fblandscape, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    I have a problem and need to come up with additional solutions.

    Here is what happened:

    We have known these people for the bulk of my life, the only reason why I worked for them is because my parents pressured me into it.

    They asked me to go down to their house and do a bunch of pruning for $XYZ and just throw all the brush in back of the pool. I went down with 1 guy yesterday and we sure as heck pruned the shrubs and trees. The landscaping outside hasn't been maintained at this place in YEARS. We took down a "weed" which was 30 - 35 feet tall and a foot in diameter :rolleyes: By the time we were done cutting branches off the house, and pruning the dead wood out of a bunch of shrubs, we had piles of brush behind the house which were as tall as I am, and 20 x 20 in at least 2 places. There is also 1 small pile in front of the house which was only left due to the fact that we agreed that I would bring in a chipper and chip everything up. I got a price on chipping which was $XYZA and called to relay that to the "client." The husband said that he will not pay that much money to chip up the brush, and that I have to come up with another solution. To get to this place with a truck and chipper would be about an hour each way. There is 1 place to dump down there as far as I know, but that costs $300 per year or something of that nature, and I don't ever dump there. They do have property behind where I dumped all the brush, but it is up a BIG hill which is full of vines and pricker bushes, downed tree limbs, etc.
     
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Posts: 4,205

    Any chance you can burn it somewhere?
     
  3. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Got a excavator....bury it? Or burning would be good.
     
  4. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    Can't burn it. I would have a better chance of being struck by lightning, than I would have with getting a burn permit there. As far as burying it goes, 1) there is no place to bury it as the lawn is only maybe 2000 sq ft, or 3000 sq ft and has irrigation, the back is just some stone with who knows what under it, and no access either, and 2) the DEC doesn't look too highly on that kind of thing.
     
  5. Peach

    Peach LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    Tell the client to come up with the solution.

    Some friend ...
     

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