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Help with Tree Removal

GG Green

LawnSite Member
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hey guys, can anyone tell me what price I should charge for cutting and removal for this size of tree? Also, is there an easy way of removing the tree stump below the ground level and what is the basic best equipment to use for the job? Thanks.....

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TGM

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
seacoast, NH
yeah, i wouldn't touch that. if it was in the middle of a big lawn without utility lines around it, i would cut it down and stump grind it.

the liability in this scenario definately isn't worth it.
 
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GG Green

GG Green

LawnSite Member
Location
Ontario, Canada
yeah, i wouldn't touch that. if it was in the middle of a big lawn without utility lines around it, i would cut it down and stump grind it.

the liability in this scenario definately isn't worth it.

TGM, the line that you see in the picture is not a power line but a clothes line. There is no electrical lines anywhere near the tree.
Stump grinder wouldn't fit through the gate.
Is there any other way of removing the stump? Any other tools that can be used instead of the stump grinder?
 

supercuts

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
CT shoreline
i cant tell from the pics if those are utility lines or power lines, if they are power stay away, if not, be very careful. if it were in a open area id get $250 to cut it down and haul it
 

bigmudder77

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
wooster ohio
i love cutting down trees JUST NOT FOR OTHER PEOPLE but i would climb it and cut from there and drop little stuff and cut it like 16inches and then sell it for firewood this winter thoes are not power lines i see the pole that it goes in to. i would charge at least $60 an hour and the stump thing will be gone with some coals from a fire (i know sounds funny) but it really works get coals from a fire and place them in a medle bucket and have another bigger medle bucket around the tree with the bottom cut out and dump the coals in there and they will burn it down to the ground takes a while cause its still green but it gets the stump out of the way and dont cost that much to do. and with the gate being in the way makes it so much better
 

1cooltreeguy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Outer Banks, NC
i love cutting down trees JUST NOT FOR OTHER PEOPLE but i would climb it and cut from there and drop little stuff and cut it like 16inches and then sell it for firewood this winter thoes are not power lines i see the pole that it goes in to. i would charge at least $60 an hour and the stump thing will be gone with some coals from a fire (i know sounds funny) but it really works get coals from a fire and place them in a medle bucket and have another bigger medle bucket around the tree with the bottom cut out and dump the coals in there and they will burn it down to the ground takes a while cause its still green but it gets the stump out of the way and dont cost that much to do. and with the gate being in the way makes it so much better
At $60 an hour for a man with a chainsaw in a tree - I would venture a guess that YOU DO NOT HAVE PROPER INSURANCE. If you did - your rate for 1 man in a tree by himself would be $100 an HOUR. Come on - this is exactly what makes professionally trained Arborist look stupid. :hammerhead:
 
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