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I'm removing a tree and have pricing questions

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Brothers_Landscaping, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Brothers_Landscaping

    Brothers_Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I'm looking at removing a tree, it's 35 tall, at the base its about 18 inches thick and it branchs out alot, it's got a house on one side, fence on another side, a power box an another side and another house on the other side. So it's boxed in; it's gonna need to be roped and the sectioned. So going on the info

    P.S. The price should included hauling away the tree
  2. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    Trees are next to impossible to price without looking at them in person.

    With that said, I shoot for $125 an hour for myself and $60 an hour for groundies.
  3. Brothers_Landscaping

    Brothers_Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    I'm thinking 5 hours, so between me and my partner, which includes chopping it down, clean up, and burning it, so my bid is 700
  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,593

    it determines what are you going to do with it, haul it to the mill or burn it or take it to the dump?

    Also how hard is it going to be to get out to a trailer or truck? You need to add in the difficulty of how hard it is going to be fall the tree and if you are going to have to spur it and limb it and take it down in sections..
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    YOUR HIRED.......

    HEll man insurance will run you that much
  6. SOS Landscaping

    SOS Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    agreed, we average around 1200 a tree....
  7. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,949

    Is that $1200 for insurance per tree?

    Do you buy insurance ...per tree ???
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    If this were my estimate I think I'd let the experts handle it.
    Because the one we're speaking of here sounds to be high risk.
    And I'd say that's several thousand trees worth of experience deep, at least 5-8 years experience in the field, getting real.
  9. Triple L

    Triple L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 524

    I agree, If you dont know how to price a tree removal job... I dont think you should be dropping that tree... I can probally assume you dont have the proper tree gear either....
  10. Brothers_Landscaping

    Brothers_Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    No i've got the gear and I know how to do it, i've taken quite a few down, but I was asking for opinions, i had kinda settled on a price between 700 and 1000, but 1200??? thats alot

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