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leaf clean-up in the woods?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by godzilla, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    Any of you guys ever clean up the leaves in wooded areas? This one house in a town we do work in, every spring they have all the leaves hauled out of their woods. EVERY leaf. The guys doing it use a bunch of roll offs to get the leaves out. Usually takes them at least a week. We're talking several acres of woods here.
  2. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Messages: 2,572

    without knowing more .......that may be the sillest thing I have ever heard. I guess there could be a reason.
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,219

    yeah thats kinda over kill to me but leaf clean up is a leaf clean up they suck but they keep you busy and you still make money so if he wants the woods cleaned out charge accordingly
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    I would RUN RUN far far away if sobody wanted me to clean-up leaves in a heavily wooded area, especially if they said "every leaf" They would have to offer like $15,000 for me to do it.
  5. wahlturfcare

    wahlturfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 547

    i have one customer that it clean out about 300ft into the woods behind their house. but i usually blow it farther into the woods when they are not there.
  6. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    Clearing leaves from the woods....hmmmm Now that's one Ive never heard before. lol
  7. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I would confer with them and explain the advantages to the health of the forest by leaving the leaves in place and then selling them shredding services instead ..... maintaining the health of the forest AND giving it a classy, mulched appearance AT THE SAME TIME!!!!
  8. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    Pictures are a must
  9. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 400

    It's kind of hard to get pictures right now seeing as how they won't do this until about April or May. It's also not my account... but if it was I'd sell them on wood chips for the entire area.
  10. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,330

    It doesnt make much sense to take the woods natural mulch away. Just weird.

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