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Help In Pricing Large Trees

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by GHLM, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. GHLM

    GHLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Need Help In Pricing Planting And Maintaining 21 45gal. Trees, With Strict Guidelines To Soil Added, Type Of Mulch,and Staking Of Trees. Please Help.
  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    These questions should be considered in estimating the cost

    - Are you providing the trees?
    - Have you or anyone else taken a soil sample in the planting area?
    - What type trees are you planting?
    - Give a few examples of strict guidelines
    - What caliper are the trees now?
    - Will water be readily avaliable,or do you provide it?
    - What type of mulch will you use?
    - what type fertilizer,how often?
    - What type of stakes will you use,are they in the specs?
    - If these trees are in 45 gal pots are you sure they are not girdled
    - Will you use an auger to dig the holes?
    - What is the lead time to have utilities marked
    - Amending the soil is not always a good idea,roots will break through the amended soil to quickly to help the tree in a significant way.

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