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Help with pricing this job

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by gardengirl00, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. gardengirl00

    gardengirl00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I have to give an estimate for removal of 13 6 feet tall hemolcks which are a hedgerow and 3 shadblow trees, two have 6" calipers and are scrawny and one has a caliper that is about 10" and is much denser.
     
  2. jonny119x

    jonny119x LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    dont ever bid a tree from a computer. Pictures?????
     
  3. MarkintheGarden

    MarkintheGarden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,094

    The hemlock trees (or perhaps some of them) might be worth digging up.
    A six foot hemlock costs 200. wholesale, twice that retail, and three times that planted.

    Do you have an estimate on the time to do the work, including disposal time and cost?
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    Instead of digging them up, why dont you pull them out?
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  5. gardengirl00

    gardengirl00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    A hedge trimmer was used on the hemlocks so they are not worth salvaging. I figure the work will take 2 workers 2 days (32-36 hours) and the disposal including time and cost is $200 (I got an estimate from a sub).
     
  6. gardengirl00

    gardengirl00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I couldn't edit the other post, I apologize.


    Here are the pictures.

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    There are 13 hemlocks, 10 shown in the photo and three around the corner on the left. There are also pictures of the 3 trees.
     
  7. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 730

    The hemlocks are the bushes by the porch? They have shallow roots and could be yanked out easily with a chain or tow rope attached to a truck hitch,long enough so you don't get tire tracks in the lawn,same with those other scrawny trees.We just had a long thread about the pros and cons of yanking vs digging out small trees and bushes;the fastest and easiest was pulling them out.Shouldn't be more than a one day job for 2 people.
     
  8. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,238

    1 day with two guys! That shouldn't take more than an hour!
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  9. MarkintheGarden

    MarkintheGarden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,094

    How do you plan to remove them? As was suggested, pulling them out with a truck is quickest when it can be done. Are you planning on grinding the tree stumps?

    For the Hemlock, I think even if you have to remove them by hand, using a pick, heavy shovel and pry bar, about an hour each. The trees are less than an hour unless you need to grind the stump of the big one.
     
  10. jonny119x

    jonny119x LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    you sound like my boss
     

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