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how to bid clearing some woods?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by luckyone76, May 20, 2007.

  1. luckyone76

    luckyone76 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a job that a woman wants about 300ftl.x20-25ft.w of woodline pushed back to extend the lawn.There is alot of 1" -2" trees and vines she wants out along with some 4"-8" trees she wants thinned out, then blow or rake the leaves.
    I'm wondering how to bid this job.I am in Ct.I will be doing all the work.I am looking to give an option if she wants to rent a wood chipper and the use the chips for an existing path in this area and also bid without the chipper and me hauling the stuff out. Wondering about an hour amount that i can use per hr. and also a bid as a whole job. Thanks
  2. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    I always bid based on time, removal fees and any equipment rentals. :)
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I would assume you are going to end up renting an excavator to dig out the stumps i assume and possibly a bobcat w/ attachments for the final grading and soil prep for soil.

    You could sub out the tree work to a tree company to just cut them off at the base and haull off, then you come in with the above mentioned equipment and do the final prep and lawn install.

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