I have a question about an estimate I have to give this week, I saw the property, and there are approx. 4 trees that need to be cut, and then cut into logs and stacked for firewood, per homeowner request. Two of the trees are dead and are just like telephone poles, no branches, about 10-12 in diamenter and 25-30ft tall, the other one is about the same but with branches and foliage and the other is a smaller 6" diameter tree about 15ft tall. Now, there is no problem with clearance the trees have a large area with which to fall down, so there is nothing they can hit. I also have to cut about 20 x-mas tree size trees down and chip them in a chipper he is going to rent. How should I price the job, by the tree, hour, ect. I was figuring charging by the hour, and maybe calling a few tree co's to see what they say? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.