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Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by BigMulch, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. BigMulch

    BigMulch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    How much would you guys charge to remove about 50sf of junipers that are about 3-4ft tall and spread 2yards of mulch in the flower beds. The guy has no room to dump it so i will have to take it away. Also what is the best way to remove jumipers
  2. BigMulch

    BigMulch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Sorry it is just under 500sqft
  3. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    Junipers are alot of work to dig out the roots. It's dirty and scratchy. Wear long sleeves and long pants.

    We took out a row 250 feet long by about ten feet deep. We had to use a small dump truck and a chain to rip them out of the ground. That took two guys most of a day and that was easy access. They were right next to the driveway at an HOA. So, I figure that was about 2500 square feet of junipers.

    If they had to be taken out by hand, it would have taken most of a week in my opinion.

    I'm guessing here, but 45 minutes per plant plus dump load and time? It's difficult to estimate this sort of thing unless I am actually there and can see sight conditions, access and the junipers.

  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Next time you get a job like that get a tree company to come in cut them down and grind up the whole bed for you.
  5. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Depending on the kind of Juniper, there really shouldn't be a lot of regrowth from the roots, if you just go ahead and cut them flush to the ground... charge enough extra for a quality new handsaw and hauling and dumping the nasty things...

    Much cleaner surface to mulch over and should be done in 1/2 a day with one person... your biggest time waster is hauling brush ...
  6. BigMulch

    BigMulch LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    I can use a truck and a chain to take out about 95% of them I was thinking about 850 with 2 yards of mulch
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  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    How long do you think it will take? $850 seems a bit high.
  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    All depends what you have do the job Skidloader or tractor and chain with out seeing the job to hard price anything to pop one out be less then 5 mins
    I did 20 junipers that was installed 20 yrs a go took me longer hook chain up
  9. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    There is the story in a neighboring town in which a fella was pulling up some roots and brought up the city gas line along with them... :)
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    So do not charge less than your deductable right:laugh:

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