trees always look smaller at the nursery

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by mountain air, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. mountain air

    mountain air LawnSite Member
    from alberta
    Posts: 32

    Why do trees always look smaller at the nursery. I had 3 trees delivered today to big to man handle, even with six guys.
    no skid steer .......48" root ball 36" gate , Fence can't come down.



    well then i get a 60 ton crane i mean big crane, but its evedently to small,(can't reach safely)
    1 hour later shows up the 75 ton crane i mean holy @#%$in #$@% i think every body on the block was watching.


    I geuss i don't need to advertise in that niebourhood, It was pretty hard to miss me today

    Go big or go home
     
  2. On the job training-new lessons all the time.
    hope there was some $ left for you.
    If you did right by the customer you should be fine with the neighbors-
    maybe you can bill them for the show;)
     
  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,578

    Where in Alberta are you? ... What kind of trees were they?

    Cant see that being very profitable having to rent that size crane when they all have min. charge. Hope you did ok on it.
    Would have dropped it over the fence with our bobcat into a tree dolly.
     
  4. mountain air

    mountain air LawnSite Member
    from alberta
    Posts: 32

    well you should of been there i could of used a tree dolly.

    there were three trees we had to get them threw the gate and then 2 of them over the fence the were big trees 90 mm
    700lbs ++

    oh im in Calgary kris

    the customer was informed at the get go of the posibility of a crane it was not that bad $600.00 3 hours
    1hour travel+45min rig up+45min rig down+15min lifting trees

    i have pics getting made i will post later
     

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