Estimate on lightly trimming these 8 large crype myrtles.

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by Holland, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Holland

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748

    So I'm gonna take off about 3-4 foot off these huge crype myrtles. Just a basic cleanup on them. Wanting to gauge what other lawn care guys would charge. So what would you charge for eight trees like this?

  2. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 917

    you got a bucket truck? Dam, 3-4 ft seems like nothing why even bother taking that little off?
  3. Are you going to Clean up the interior?
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  4. OP

    Holland LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 748

    I know right. Lol. No I do not have a bucket truck. Just a 16 foot ladder and my helper. She basically just wants a bit off to dead head and some of crossing branches.
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  5. A_Morris

    A_Morris LawnSite Member
    Messages: 128

    I worked for a large landscape co at one point and when we had a bunch of large trees like that to trim we rented a mobile "jlg" style articulating lift. It made life easier and the finished product was always better, not to mention tippy toeing on a 16ft a frame ladder can get sketchy. The Home Depot by me rents one that you can trailer behind your truck. I would charge them the rental fee plus 4 man hours. If you are really thinning them out might take a bit longer.
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  6. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
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    A twelve foot ladder should do. Thin out all the small crossing limbs. There are LOTS of them. As for height and widths , don't cut anything larger than your Index finger. A worker could spend an hour, with hand clippers, on each tree.

    Renting a lift may be safer, but I think moving it around, landing gear turf damage, and the platform being in the way, will make it an aggravation. IMHO

    Post some pictures of them when you finish, so we can criticise your work.
  7. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,651

    I would be 75 to 125 per tree and may or may not include disposal. That would be to prune and thin. I don't top unless I have to
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  8. Yup. I was gonna say 85 per tree but not including disposal.
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  9. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 715

    400 bucks.
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  10. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,963

    Why ruin those trees? Thin out and leave the tops alone.

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