Trimming service

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by nolatoolguy, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. nolatoolguy

    nolatoolguy LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 105

    How many of you offer tree trimming service as well as a landscape company.

    Personally I offer basic tree trimming service. Noting fancy. If it cant be reached by a polesaw or on a ladder I dont touch it. I wouldnt of got the saws if it wasnt for when we lived in the country down south is was basicly essential to have a saw on your property so I picked up a stihl ms290 farm boss 20 inch bar along with a stihl ms460 25 inch bar and recently decided I want a small saw so i got a stihl 192c.

    I also cut and split firewood for extra cash.

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  2. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    Yea I do any tree work that comes my way from the ground with a pole saw I may get on an 8 ft ladder once in a while

    Firewood is great extra income, you gonna love that top handle they are great to have around.
     
  3. nolatoolguy

    nolatoolguy LawnSite Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 105

    Yes, firewood brings in some extra cash witch is nice. In my area you will find fallen trees on craigslist that people say you must remove but get to keep the wood. I will do that often when I see them. Go in remove the tree in a weekend with a friend. With the top handle saw its nice for job getting all the small limbs off the fallen tree. I know there good for in tree trimming but I dont do that. Its nice cause its smaller and lightweight vs my 20 an 25 inch saws. The small limbs of the tree I keep and burn in our firepit and then the larger stuff I split and sell on craigslist. Its not kiln dried or anything but still sells. I use a northstar 30 ton splitter.
     
  4. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,984

    I do light tree work from time to time. As long as risk to property is O%.

    Don't need a limb or tree falling on a house, car, deck, fence, etc. Yes you can do large limbs that over hang things safely by taking down the limb in small sections with a helper.

    This spring a woman wanted me to get rid of a 50' pine tree that fell down in her back yard. 0% chance of doing damage. 5' base of the trunk was still up and needed to be cut down.

    My saw was too small for such a large tree so I bought a stihl ms290 farm boss 20" bar two days before I was to start the job. The lady canceled the next day.

    I have a nice new saw in my shop now. Maybe we will have a hurricane this year.

     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012
  5. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,746

    Toolguy,
    Nice little arbor saw there!!
    I do tree services also and for the big jobs that require major rigging.........it is subbed out to a friend whom has 3 bucket trucks, bobcats, and flat beds--Fully licensed, insured and bonded. There is nothing he can't take out and stump. He makes the estimates for me.......I add 25%-40% for the cell phone calls, time talking to the customer and handling the bill. I get paid, then he gets paid! Customer satisfaction is guaranteed before I submit him a check.
     
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    I offer tree trimming and full removals. I'm also a Louisiana licensed arborist.
     
  7. jbell36

    jbell36 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from KANSAS
    Posts: 1,283

    yeah that's the problem, technically to do any tree work you are supposed to have a license...and rightfully so, although many still will do tree work if asked, that is if they can handle it...
     
  8. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,343

    We will so trimming only. We are in the same boat in that we will only touch it if there is absolutely 0% chance of any property damage.
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  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Light touch ups here too. My feeling is standing on the ground or a 8" ladder only. No major cuts. Very careful about what jobs I take and which I send to an Arborist. He does great work for my clients.
     
  10. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,576

    I was a climber in my youth. It was exciting, dangerous hard work. I still miss it! But that was a long time ago and in a galaxy far, far away.......
     

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