Tree Trimming Charges

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Mflooring, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Mflooring

    Mflooring LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Homeowner wants the tree off of the house and shaped up as best possible.
    No idea what to charge for something like this.
    Any advice or tips would be great.

    Will be doing other hedge trimmings, bush trimming, etc. at the house as well

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  2. Smokindog

    Smokindog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Before getting into price, are you insured for such things? You'll probably need to get someone up in the tree and you'll probably be dropping some larger limb near the roof, gutters, chimney/chase, ....
     
  3. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,692

    Being from Ohio, he’s probably like everyone else from Ohio, and is a nut which belongs in a tree...


    OP, we don’t do anything we can’t reach from a step ladder and then we Sub it out as that’s all our insurance covers us for
     
  4. Smokindog

    Smokindog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    AND I've Iived in Reynoldsburg in the past!!!
     
  5. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,692

    That’s unfortunate...
     
  6. ShowCaseLawnCare

    ShowCaseLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    start at the bottom where the trunk meets the ground. Use a saw go slow with in a few minutes you should have all the branches off the house.
     
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  7. Marshall's Yard Service

    Marshall's Yard Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 141

    I'm seeing two trees there, right? They want you to trim the smaller of the two? If that's the case I'd suggest that they just have you take the whole tree down. If that's not an option I think I'd do what @ShowCaseLawnCare said.
     
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  8. TomH&H

    TomH&H LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Coopersburg, PA
    Messages: 301

    My answer to that is "I'm sorry, my insurance does not allow me to do any tree trimming outside of removing a few low branches. To do the job safely, I would recommend you call XYZ tree service or another licensed tree service and have them take care of it for you."
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
  9. OP
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    Mflooring

    Mflooring LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Its actually kinda nice the way it grew around the corner of the house the way it did makes for a good base where i can get to most of the heavy lifting. Insurance...... I was planning on parking out of the street, so no clue what my auto insurance has to do with trimming a tree. LOL
     
  10. OP
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    Mflooring

    Mflooring LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Im a die hard life long Michigan fan who just happens to have been born and raised here in Buckeye Country. Got a buddy who got that burtus mascot tattoo on his calf. I like to make a scene when in public asking him real load if his old lady came home from work to early and caught him watching porn, cause he didnt do a very good job of cleaning him self up, looks like he's still got
    a little nut there on his leg.
     
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