1200 shrubs and plants in 10 days?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by JRJFENCE, Sep 18, 2013.


    JRJFENCE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 67

    Hello all,

    I'm wondering if you guys can help me. I got a call wondering if I were interested in doing a job for a company I have previously done work for. The scope consists of planting 1200 small plants/trees in a 10 day time frame and 50,000 in the spring time in a wetland project. Do you guys think this is able to get done with 2 or 3 people?
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  2. mwalz

    mwalz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well that's 120 a day so It's not all that much work, so with 3 people, that's 40 each, It's possible but if I was doing that job I would get 5 guys, just my opinion though

    JRJFENCE LawnSite Member
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    I'm not sure how this company is going to want to work it, I know if we do it he's paying the OSHA training for us so maybe that's why he just wants three people? I'm still not sure on all the details as he won't get an answer until tomorrow if we got it or not. I was more worried about if its possible since I don't know what types of plants and trees he's talking about.
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  4. M&L

    M&L LawnSite Member
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    Should be doable with 3 people. One guy blasting holes with an auger, guy behind him droping them in and kicking dirt. The 3rd guys job would be to possition plants ahead of you and move the trailer around, reload wheel barrows ect.

    Get a good system down, and as long as your team can average one every 4 minutes, you'll be fine.
    Of course, that's assuming they are "small" plants with minimall obstacles. Also, vehicle access is a major factor.
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    JRJFENCE LawnSite Member
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    Any ideas on how the wetland factors into this scenario?
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  6. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just hope it will pay well... seems like you might get your hopes up
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    JRJFENCE LawnSite Member
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    :dancing:So we got this project. Got confirmation we will be starting in April, never got around to doing the 1200 plants back in sept. Getting paid per man per hour, and I was told to take our time with it :dancing:
  8. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what kind of project is it? plan to get strung out on payments possibly, can you afford to not get paid for 90+ days possibly?
  9. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are you planting very young saplings? Punch hole in ground, shove roots in then compact with your foot? Sounds like a good project that could lead to more work.

    JRJFENCE LawnSite Member
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    What do you mean what kind of project is it AintNoFun? I've worked for this company before and got paid within our agreed net30 terms on a consistant basis. But worst case, yes I can string it along.

    This is a sample of what the bid sheet called for
    (Common name, plant form, cont. size, total qty.)
    Silky Dogwood, Shrub, T, 495
    Black Willow, Tree, #7, 15
    Pin Oak, Tree, #7, 124
    Meadowsweet, Shrub, #1, 167

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