Need help with a price, pics included

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by grassmannj, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. grassmannj

    grassmannj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    What should I charge to remove these, and can they be replanted?
    PS I have no heavy equitment just a truck, chain and some shovels.
  2. d&rlawncare

    d&rlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. grassmannj

    grassmannj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Sorry about that...

  4. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,781

    anything can be replanted- but i doubt it- pulling it out with the truck and chain will do a number on them and because they have grown into each other it would be even harder to replant them as well.

    I say 1 hr to remove- loading them into the truck and disposal will take longer
  5. PSUturf

    PSUturf LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Cut them off a couple feet above ground. If your chain is not at least 3/8" forget about using it. Tightly wrap the chain around the trunk. Try pulling without jerking too much. If they don't come out, dig around them to expose larger root which should be severed.
    If you try jerking real hard with the truck you run the risk of the chain snapping and injuring someone.
  6. grassmannj

    grassmannj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I guess my real question is because it will only take an hour or so to dig and pop them out, What should I charge? now if they can be replanted I will do so in a wooded area as not to get rid of them. But If not and I get rid of them they go to the curb and the township will pick them up.
  7. SkyCaptain

    SkyCaptain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    A tree service will charge about $400. Cut that in half. Forget saving them. They are too close together and you are really going to rip their works apart when you remove them.
  8. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    The truck isn't going to damage the turf?
  9. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    Same thought to. One thing to be aware of is the water line coming into the house from the street. Get a locate.
  10. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    If you don't have any heavy equipment i'm not sure what you would move them with if the job called for replanting.

    If you were to replant them, I'd get a mini excavator, or compact tractor, dig out a good sized area around the shrubs, and move them like that.

    Otherwise digging them out a bit, wrapping the chain, and pulling, your price will depend on the obstacles that are in the way. How close can you get the truck? What's underground: water, sewer, electrical, sprinkler system? Looks like there might be an outdoor lighting system, so that's something to think about--unless its a solar light.

    I'd say maybe an hour each, maybe a bit more depending on site variables.

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