3 colorade spruce at $195 a peice ($260 retail) 2 schubert at $180 a peice ($240 retail) delivered directly into the hole: $75 for the first, $20 for the rest; $155 fertillizer and 2 bags peat moss: $25 top soil brought in and crap material hauled away: guessed $275 at most Total with GST real close to $1150 It'll take me 2 days to dig the holes, mix dirt, plant the trees, water, fertillize, and clean up. I quoted this at $2450. Good? I also gave them a quote on 155 shrubs for $5335 They decided to go with the trees and asked for a quote on 23 swedish aspen, 2" calipre. So I quoted $10,200 23 trees at $180 ($240 retail) delivery: $570; 11 delivered one day, 12 the next fertillizer and peat moss: $90 topsoil brought in and crap material hauled away: guessed $500 Total cost to me: 5350 It'll take me 4 days to dig holes, mix soil, plant, water fertillize, and clean up $10,200 good? I have been dealing with his wife. Today he answered the door, took the quote, looked at the number, asked how much the trees cost. I said $240. He says "23 at 240, so that's 4. You get 6 grand?" I said "I believe the cost of trees are actually $5200 with tax" because I couldn't remember the number. "5 hey. So that's double!" I was stumped. I murmered on about delivery, topsoil, hauling fees, skidsteer operators, etc. I went to my current jobsite and completely reworked his quote just to make sure I didn't make a mistake. Then I came home and called the nursery to see how much they'd have charged him. I was $300 high. I dont know. What would the rest of you do? It is a lot of money. It's like $150/hr. She asked if I could come down. I said only if my costs do. Then I told them to plant the first 5, get their money back from the developer after they inspect, then plant 2 gal aspen after. I think he was pleased with the idea. Guess we'll see whether they call or not. Anyhow, any advice?