Tree Care/ Landscaping

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by jazak, May 6, 2006.


What do you do?

  1. Use a Bucket Truck 50' or Less

    1 vote(s)
  2. Use a Bucket Truck 50' or More

    3 vote(s)
  3. Hire a Climber

    8 vote(s)
  4. Climb Yourself

    4 vote(s)
  5. All of the above

    5 vote(s)
  1. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    Do any of you guys offer both tree and landscape services? Also if you do offer both services or just tree care do you use bucket trucks, hire a climber or do you personally climb? If you use bucket trucks what size make and model do you use and how do you like it?
  2. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    you can cut 10 trees in the time in takes to do 1 without a bucket truck.... obviously you going to have to climb or hire someone for trees in backyards that the trucks cant get into

    if you only going to be cutting 1 tree a week maybe a bucket truck isnt worth it.... firgure out how long it will take to pay off the bucket truck to see if its worth the investment i dont know what your financial situation is
  3. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    I have been doing tree and landscaping for over 20 years. I was just wondering what you guys use.
    (Sorry to mislead you to think that I was wondering what I should use.):)
  4. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    I do all my own landscape work, any tree work gets sub-contracted.
  5. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    anyone else?
  6. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,095

    I don't advertise for tree work but if an established customer asks for a tree to be removed, I will do it (as long as it aint some 80ft big a$$ thing). For jobs like such, I climb the tree and cut it down it peices. The tallest tree I have ever cut down that was not on my own porperty was probably about 30-32' give or take. It came down in 3 chunks!

    M RASCOE&SONS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    I Send The Big Stuff To The Local Tree Guys .
  8. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Funny you should ask about tree work. I just had a Saturday from HE[[: 9 hours in the POURING rain - full raingear, all PPE, clearing out damage from last October's freak snowstorm. The day was equally divided between chainsaw work and feeding the chipper. I have a line clearing company that I use for work requiring a chipper or a bucket truck, so I had two guys working with me. We were all SOME MISERABLE!!
  9. Paradise Landscapes

    Paradise Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 959

    I'm with epic.
  10. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    This is what I use/do,
    04 International 4300 w/ 75' elevator & 12' chip dump
    Climb personaly
    I also hire a climber

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