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how much to charge to prune hawthorne trees

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jterrell, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. jterrell

    jterrell LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I have a customer who has 23 hawthorne trees that need
    pruning,how much per tree and how much to charge for
    trees like flowering crabs

    TREEGODFATHER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    You make no mention as to size, but I always add in the price of a box of bandaids on Hawthornes.

    What's the average size- height/spread?

    Are you chipping the brush or just piling it into a truck?

    Need details!
  3. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    you couldnt pay me enough to trim hawthorns.
  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    BASAL prune!

    My father had to take a trip to the ER a few years ago to get a thorn fished out of his tricep.

    I've poked a good sized hole in my hand with them before.

    Whatever you do, MAKE SURE you have on safety glasses, and a hard hat wouldn't be a bad idea....

  5. neal-wolbertsinc

    neal-wolbertsinc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 59

    Unless you are just crown thinning the hawthornes you probably shouldn't be pruning them at all, especially topping. Why not talk to them about Cambistat Tree Growth Regulator instead of pruning?
    See Rainbow Tree Care on the web. Neal

    TREEGODFATHER LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203


    Same goes for honey locust.

  7. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    I don't mind the inermis varities at all....

    My bosses know I hate anything with thorns, and I tend to pitch a b*tch when I have to plant barberry or roses or hawthorns or, well, you get the picture.:D


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