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A lady has Eight Fruit Trees she wants pruned i quoted her at 35.00 Each she said she got quotes as low as 20.00 Each. What is the general I should charge to trim and prune a fruit tree. i do a good job and think 35 dollars to prune the trees is not bad. They are not huge and not too over grown but slightly. Any ideas would be great thanks.
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A lady has Eight Fruit Trees she wants pruned i quoted her at 35.00 Each she said she got quotes as low as 20.00 Each. What is the general I should charge to trim and prune a fruit tree. i do a good job and think 35 dollars to prune the trees is not bad. They are not huge and not too over grown but slightly. Any ideas would be great thanks.
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Are you going to be using a ladder for this or can you do it all from the ground? How tall are they and how difficult will they be to reach? How much time are you thinking each will take?
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I figured each tree would take me an hour altogether, I was giving her a deal because she told me, she would hire me for a job I already completed if I could give her a good deal o the trees. 35 for an hour cheap but OK.

She wasn't having it, so I explained to her that I was planning on properly trimming her fruit trees and not just shaping them. I told her I understood her wanting the best price. " I hope you trading apples for apples". Then told her to please consider me for any future projects. I didn't even add dump fees I was going to chip them and use them for mulch and my house.

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Do you get the feeling if she was like this on one job she would be like this on all of them and it wouldn't be worth working with her on them?
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A lot of times if I have nothing going on anyway, I will work a bit cheaper. Just tell them that at that rate you need to be paid in cash. It will get you more work in the future.

Now if you're slammed with work then you don't ever have to negotiate on your price, but it's still nice to help out once in a while especially with a nice lady. She's probably not looking to rip you off, she might be on a fixed income.
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Another thing I was wondering is if it would be a good time now or not to be pruning trees. Could you still run into some frosty nights that could damage the tree?
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A lot of times if I have nothing going on anyway, I will work a bit cheaper. Just tell them that at that rate you need to be paid in cash. It will get you more work in the future.

Now if you're slammed with work then you don't ever have to negotiate on your price, but it's still nice to help out once in a while especially with a nice lady. She's probably not looking to rip you off, she might be on a fixed income.

Now fixed income she has a custom home that was built to mimic a french mansion in the country side, a spectacular English hedge and so on.
I thought about it like you said but then it makes me look like I could do it cheaper. I like to take my time and do a really good job if I do it on the cheap like dude said earlier I will be setting myself up for on the cheap always with her.

Also it probably won't frost again we are in Washington. The best time to prune apple trees. So Ive "read" is in winter around here. Good lookin though bro.

I just wrote to her explained to her that I was going to remove all the crossed crowded dead and diseased branches like you are suppose to on fruit trees and if she just wanted them shaped like bushes I could lower my price. I doubt the other companies can do a great fruit tree prune for 20 a tree and if they can I'd gather be a high end "professional".
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well that says a lot, I have found the wealthiest people are often the cheapest, that's probably why they are so wealthy.
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I was checking your web page pro cut and you seem to ave got this lawn care thing down. What do you think the most efficient form of advertising is?
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