i timed myself, i trimmed: 2 arbs, 5 gold thread cypres, 4 blue girl holly, pruned and trimmed one snow ftn cherry, trimmed 4 crimson barberry. the total was 22 minutes. add another 10 min for cleanup=about 32 minutes. now, at an hourly rate of even $75 an hr, i'm at about $39 for the job. this is where hourly will kill you. my trimmers cost $675. do i really even want to start them for $39? and the more experienced you are, the less you make?