Plant a tree?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Allen@hilltop, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Allen@hilltop

    Allen@hilltop LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Help me out here guys and tell me what you would charge for the following.

    Plant a 2" diameter weeping willow tree (b&b)
    Drove to the nursery to pick up the tree and then to the customers. Total of 25 miles. Tree cost $80. What would some of you charge? Thanks for your input.
     
  2. TREEGODFATHER

    TREEGODFATHER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    $225. Covers trucking, planting time.
     
  3. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    I usually mark up from my cost by 2.5. I would install an $80 tree for 2.5 X 80 = $200. Cost would vary if there were any un ordinary circumstances ie drive time, tough planting conditions. I guarantee my plants for a year if taken care of properly...I assume most do this too???
     
  4. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    Customers who buy more at a time get trees cheaper than one tree. Usually no less than $225. 2" is a decent sized tree, only problem is that they are real cheap and hard to make any money on.
     
  5. TREEGODFATHER

    TREEGODFATHER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    Aw c'mon, the satisfaction of planting a tree has to count for something!

    =)
     
  6. HydroBC

    HydroBC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 14

    No less than $200.00 for the job. I would probably hit them with $225.00 and if they whined I'd go no lower than a deuce.
     
  7. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    200 for the tree installed
    50.00 Delivery fee
    250.00

    Your time,gas and expertise should be worth the delivery fee.
     

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