Can anyone help me on figuring out what to charge for cutting down some trees, and, if it's not too much to ask, give me some advice as where to start the cutting? Should I cut all the limbs off first and then start cutting 3 ft. sections from the top to about the halfway point, and then fell the rest? I've researched tree felling and the three different notch cuts, the Open-Faced, the Conventional and the Humbolt, but I'm not really sure where to start on taller trees that don't have a perfectly clear path around them so that I can fell the whole tree. There are four trees that they're asking me to bid on, and they're asking me for two seperate bids. One bid is for the three pretty tall trees together. They're not asking for complete bucking or haul-away, they just want it down on the ground. The second bid is for the first tree and the medium-sized cedar together, with limbing, bucking and haul-away of the cedar only. Common sense tells me I should cut this first one down until I reach the major curve at about the halfway point, but should I use rope(s), should I cut it part of the way and then pull it in the direction I want it to go in until it breaks off the rest of the way? Do you guys/girls have any advice on this? As you can see in the pictures, this job is in a cemetery, and the trees are in very close proximity to the headstones, etc., so I have to be careful not to drop any big sections down on the headstones and break them, or I'll be giving away the money I just made! Also, I'm not really all that sure of how tall the 3 taller trees are, but I was thinking of renting a 50 ft. man-lift to do this job with. Will that get me high enough? Is there something else that would work better, and that won't increase my bid too much? I priced the man-lift at a local rental company and they charge $175-4 hr. and $270-24hr. I estimate it shouldn't take any more than 4 hours/tree for the 3 tall trees and maybe 1-2 hours for the smaller cedar. Is this a good ballpark estimate? How much to charge for man-hours? Are two people enough? Obviously, safety is the first and foremost priority on this job. Please give your thoughts and opinions guys and girls! All your advice is greatly appreciated!! Cheers!