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Estimate advice?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by JohnsonLawn, May 9, 2005.

  1. JohnsonLawn

    JohnsonLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    I am bidding on a job that reqiures me to transplant 5 small forsythia and install 5ft. arbs. The area is 60 ft long, and the client is looking to create a (fenceline) privacy border with the arbs. I was thinking that 24 arbs placed @ 30" spacing would be good coverage. My question is, can I plant them closer together than 30" (more like 24") or is my spacing ok. And what would you bid this job at. I can get the arbors for about $44.00 each. I was thinking around $2400.00 including the transplantings. Tell me what you thinks. Thanks guys!
  2. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 173

    arb spacing would depend on the specific arb. we have 5' emerald green arbs that are very tight and upright, these you could easily get away with a 24" spacing. We also have nigras that are probably 3 times the width to get the same height.

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