How to bid a canary palm tree relocating job.

Discussion in 'Tree Climbing, Pruning, Felling' started by Michael C Feger, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Michael C Feger

    Michael C Feger LawnSite Member
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    How do I bid a canary palm tree relocating job. It is 50 miles from where trees is , to where it needs to go.10 foot palm.so I think I can dig it up
     
  2. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ooooh
    Wow
    Have you ever done this before?
    You know palms don't come with root balls right?
    When you dig them up it's like a carrot.
    You might need to cable it at the other end when replanting to keep it upright until it roots.
    Take the time you think it will take to dig it up
    Multiply by four
    Add in your travel/transport
    Multiply that by two
    And then add 50% more to the whole dang bill because they'll want you to replace the tree when they don't water it.

    Transplanting should always cost more than just buying one and planting it from a nursery, that's just my two cents.

    Unless you're really skilled at transplanting it's literally way more work than you're imagining.

    Even I haven't transplanted a palm and I know what I'd be in for and wouldn't want to do it.
    I always hated planting palms and tried to avoid it if I could.
     
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    Michael C Feger

    Michael C Feger LawnSite Member
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  4. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So I've got to ask how this project went?
     
  5. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Eeeeeek
    You’re on you’re own man

    Not that I haven’t done it before
    Just not enough to be good at it and it was always part of a larger job so I think other things like hardscape saved the profitabilty.

    Remember with palms there’s no big root ball to counter balance the tree when planting
    It’s like a big carrot
    So they usually need to be cabled when new
     
  6. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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