Planting Pines

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Sweet Tater, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    Just got off the phone for a job planting pine trees. $100 per thousand,3000 trees. not to bad for a 2 day job I wasn't even looking for. If I like it might add that to my services.
     
  2. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm confused- what size are these?
     
  3. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    saplings,, about a foot tall
     
  4. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wow if I read that right thats a whopping $150.00 a day. Man I will jump right on that......Now I can afford that new skateboard from Wal-mart so I can go get grocies.
     
  5. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The experience of planting may be good but the money seems to be super low.

    You will be bent over all day for squat!

    Did you bid the job at that or did they offer you the $100 per 1000?

    You would think it should be a lot more than that. I don't know exactly how much more but jeez, at least more!!
     
  6. Whitey4

    Whitey4 LawnSite Silver Member
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    So you think you can pant almost 200 saplings an hour, based on an 8 hour day? Barnum was right.
     
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    he must of made a typo
     
  8. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't think I would have even done it for that price when I was in high school
     
  9. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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    believe it or not thats good money around here for that. Usually theres more than 1 person and it only takes a few hours. I didn't Take it, sent it to a guy with several mexicans todo it.
     

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