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Tree planting prices???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by KrayzKajun, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    Hey Guys,

    I have a customer who wants three 12' Savannah Holly's planted in her front yard. How should i go about pricing this? What percent do yall suggest i mark up the trees?, labor, TIme??


    WOOHOO ITS MARCH 1st~~~~~:usflag:
  2. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    because of the special care involved for more expensive varieties and labor involved for picking up a tree of any form from a nursery then planting it with the proper care i charge about double the purchase price of a tree
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    Thanx Terrapro
  4. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,929

    I usually charge triple. Only because we give a one year warranty. I need that extra to cover me incase of replacement. On larger jobs, we usually charge materials plus markup plus labor.

  5. terrapro

    terrapro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,234

    i dont warranty anything i plant unless i have a maintenance contract with the customer. that way i know it is taking care of properly and didnt die from neglect
  6. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 434

    we also charge 3 time the cost of tree. If they want it done cheaper I tell them to do it themselves or get someone that usually doesn't know what they are doing.
    We dont give warranty also unless I or a referral company does the maintance.
  7. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,512

    Double plus 20% the cost of the tree to pick up and delivery then charge to install whatever you charge per man hour
  8. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    Double the retail price plus your travel time.

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