I was talking to "outrunjason" earlier about bush removal since i was going to give out an estimate today about pulling some bushes out. He did that a few weeks ago and was giving me pointers. Anyway, i was sadly mistaken. I went to the place. The guy was a really nice guy with a house sitting on a 5 acre lot. He wants to turn 2 of those acres into a few houses and sell them. The problem is that there are a lot of bushes (8-16' tall) and about 10 trees that are about 8-12" diameter. In short, when you look, you can't see anything in the "forest" or even the house behind it. I told the guy that i can not do it, and that it would cost him at least $25K if her hires a tree company. He did not even blink when i mentioned the money. He said, "Well, i have to do it. I dont care if it takes months". Driving home made me really think....I dont have any equipment or the people, but i really have the desire to do it. If i can start on this job, it means i dont have to look for any landscape projects for the rest of the year - just cut grass on weekdays.... Now, here is what i am thinking...I can hire a few of my friends, give them chainsaws (i have to rent) and have them cut the bushes. it will take at least 2-3 whole days to cut the bushes out. When that is done, i can rent a wood chipper and run everything thru a chipper. That will be a pain, but can be done. I can rent a 30 yard dumpster and fill it a few times with the chips. When that is all done, he wants to have the stumps removed as well. I told him that it will be really expensive to remove the stumps, and maybe he can just stump grind them instead, he said, "Yeah, we can do that too".... At the end, i can rent a big tractor and take many of the stumps out. The tree stumps will not be able to take out since their root will be huge (maybe). Or i can hire a bulldozer with a driver and have him clear the whole 2 acre lot 2 questions..... 1.am i nuts for even thinking that i can do something like that? 2. How much would you charge for somethine like that? Dan, you have experience with large jobs.....your opinion? any comments or input would be greatly appreciated.