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Sago Palmcut

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Denham Lawnboy, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Denham Lawnboy

    Denham Lawnboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    A lady that I cut grass for asked me to dig up 3 sago palms for her today. I dont know how much to charge. The trees are medium to large in size. Thanks.
  2. shane mapes

    shane mapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    if you feel you and dig these up with no problems then i would charge your going rate for lawn services. also do you have to replant ? if so let her know that theirs no guarantee on the transplant. if you have to haul it a way make sure to charge for that as well..
  3. Denham Lawnboy

    Denham Lawnboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Thanks. i do not have to haulm away so I will just charge the same for what i cut grass for (by the hour). THANKS
  4. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    YOu never mention how tall they are?
    Have you ever dug one up? If the trunk is 2-3 feet tall you will wish you charged alot more.
    Plus they are spiny and at the bottom and you will get poked if you dont wear heavy duty gloves.
  5. Denham Lawnboy

    Denham Lawnboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    Thanks for the tips. I got them out by just cutting the roots around it and just pulling them out with the truck. Wasn't hard and took a hour total.
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,617

    dude you could have sold those bad boys, they're high up here
  7. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I was going to suggest selling them too... very expensive palms down here. A 3 foot trunk can go for a few hundred dollars.
  8. Denham Lawnboy

    Denham Lawnboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    They were not quite that big and they wanted to keep them. But thanks for the suggestions.
  9. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Man what a waste, those things cost a fortune down here.
  10. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 6,463

    yeh my nursery charges around 250 for a 10 gal... thats maybe 1 and a half to 2 foot tall

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