Removing shrubbery

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Drew Gemma, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,510

    What do you guys charge and what are your favorite ways to remove old shrubs. I like to cut them down to ground then grind them out. I hat pulling out with one of the trucks. I charge my hourly rate plus disposal but many ppl are telling me that removing shrubs should be priced high. If I can make another buck or 2 I am on it.
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    skid steer with forks, pops them right out.
  3. deereman

    deereman LawnSite Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 518

    Yes pull them out. You will save a lot of time by doing this rather than cutting and grinding, plus you wont have a bunch of chips and saw dust to clean up afterwards. Pulling out OLD ones is the only way to go where it is practical. payup
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,494

    Pulling is the only way to go. Heck with all that cutting and grinding. There isn't enough time in the world for that. It is amazing how shallow and small these rootballs are,...even with large Junipers.
  5. ProCare Lawn Service

    ProCare Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Mini backhoe is always nice, otherwise just pull em out. I charge according to size and amount of time.

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