Tree Removal Pricing Question

Boersma Enterprises

LawnSite Member
Location
Ames, Iowa
I am working on a bid to cut down four 70 foot pines. They are about 2.5 feet in diameter at the base of each tree. There is a building 50 feet away but we have a parking lot to drop the tree into for cutting up, loading, and hauling away. I have a trailer and the saws to do the job.

I need to know what is a competitive price range. I am thinking around $4,000-$6,000 but I want to have a little more information so I can get a solid number. Any suggestions are welcome!

Thanks!

Josh Boersma
Owner

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OneLineAtATime

LawnSite Member
Location
Central Ohio
Why so high on price... I see it being a two day job maybe even one day...
 

easy-lift guy

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Venice, FL. USA
Is this your first tree removal job?
Does your price include grinding out of stumps?
Are you a member of the church that your submitting this bid for?
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lumberjack1986

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Columbus, MS
If they're cool with flopping them in the parking lot, and assuming a 25 minute drive to the dump site, that job would take my two man crew 4-5 hours on site and cost ~$1200-1500. The stumps would be another $2-300 without cleanup, depending on the surface roots.
 
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lovealways

LawnSite Member
That depends on the height, size, condition of ground, tree species, and time took to remove a time. In your case of four 70 foot pines it cost not more than 2500$. A little more for stump removal and site clean up. Reliable tree service company might charge little more for that but not more than 3500$.
 

Steve Voss

LawnSite Member
I agree 2400 - 3000 tops, even without owning the proper equipment, you can rent a grinder for 200, a dumptrailer for 200 more, and come out well over a grand profit for one days work.
 

b landscaping

LawnSite Member
Pavement should not have a problem unless stubs are on the tree. Then they will push in pavement. Nothing a little asphalt patch can't fix.
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lumberjack1986

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Columbus, MS
Um that's concrete. Busting a parking lot is hack work unless the told them the danger and they accepted the cheaper option.

I would drop the first, then cut it up and make a pile for the rest to fall on.
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