Small Tree and shrubs

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by fairways, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. fairways

    fairways LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I am new with estimating the removal and replacement of small trees and shrubs, could someone give me a good idea on how to bid for such, thank you once again!
  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

  3. urbanlandscape

    urbanlandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 47

    My base rate for shrub removal is $25 each, depending on access. If I can, I use a tow strap hooked to my trucks hitch to pull them out. I don't have a bobcat, so it's the most efficient way to rip 'em out. You'd be surprised how long it takes to dig out a 25 year old juniper!
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    It depends on what your removing,how many,how big,and how easy they are to get to.Also depends on if you are loading and hauling away the debri.

    Some jobs I have done the people say "Oh just throw it on the burn pile"and the burn pile is on top of a hill far far away.Or down in a gulley you have to climb back up a few times. You need to figure out all those things then give them a flexible estimate.
    Like " Well I'm not quite sure how difficult they will be to remove so the labor won't be less than...
    and wont be higher than...."You can't try to put a base price on such things
    other than your regular hourly charge,
    because every job is different.
    It's not like priceing out lawncare.There are just too many variables involved.
  5. spoolinaround

    spoolinaround LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    LOL I have a 9k winch on my durango that usually pops anything under 5" out with ease, sometimes I have to find a telephone pole or tree to chain up to so that I dont pull the 5k# durango across the lawn, LOL

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