What is the rule of thumb for charging for planting trees?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Barrett Landscaping, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Asked to give an estimate to plant 10 white pine trees that are 5-6'. To charge for these do most just double the cost to purchase the trees? any advise would be appreciated.
     
  2. land_scaper70

    land_scaper70 LawnSite Member
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    I use a backhoe to plant trees. I don't know what you are using, are you digging by hand, have a machine, have to rent? Small jobs I usually charge double to 1 1/2X the cost of the tree, and bigger jobs by the hour and minimum two hour charge to get the machine to their property and home again.
     
  3. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Are you giving any warranty time?
     
  4. land_scaper70

    land_scaper70 LawnSite Member
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    I should have mentioned that price of 1 1/2X is if you pick up and deliver the tree.
     
  5. Barrett Landscaping

    Barrett Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i will be delivering the trees and will offer a 1 year warrenty as well. thanks land scaper for saying what i was thinking as far as pricing is concerned. i plan on renting a dingo with an auger
     

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