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I just got a call last night to drop a 4 story high red cedar and clear it as well as several 1 story high fruit trees I am not set up to go high and have no interest in doing it anyway but I have a guy that does taller trees.

If there is a lot of room I will just drop it myself if not I am thinking of sub-contracting just the cedar out to to him to drop it (he is insured better than me) I can do the smaller ones myself.

I am curious what to charge for this service though...
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I just got a call last night to drop a 4 story high red cedar and clear it as well as several 1 story high fruit trees
How long would it take you to remove the fruit trees? Could you then multiply it by your hourly wage and come up with a price for those?

For the larger tree removal you could do it multiple ways. Find someone you could sub-contract it to and ask them to bid on the job and then go with that price and write it up as a learning experience to see what the going rate is. Or as discussed in this blog article, this member charged $200 for removing tall trees that had to be climbed. Others on the forum might charge $125 an hour.

How much should I charge for a Tree Removal?

Let us know how this goes.
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Thanks for the link that is very good info...
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I've been thnking about this job and due to the close proximity of the houses/powerlines I decided to sub out falling the larger tree I'm loosing $200 - $300 by doing this but if anything went wrong it would cost me a lot more.

We'll be on the job this coming Thursday.
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I think it is better to be safe than sorry in such a situation and think this is a good call.

Do you think if you had to do it again, you would have bid it differently to take into account, sub-contracting it out? Was the problem that you didn't know how much they would charge to perform the job?
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Like I said only issue I had was the close proximity to the houses/power lines I felt it wasn't worth the risk so no I wouldn't at least for now have set it up any other way.

I told the faller last night on the phone that I was setting up a web site over the winter and asked if he would mind if I had it set up calling him our associate Tony will fall any tree and we will clean up after him.

He was more than happy to say yes = there is now a bonus happening I have everything arranged with Tony to meet me at the house tomorrow morning and in our conversation on the phone tonight he told me that he has a buddy in a townhouse complex that is looking for a grounds maintenance company to take over the grounds maintenance.

So I'll be getting the contact info from them from Tony in the morning.

I'm now starting to be concerned that I will only be working on complexes and not have time to make the real gravy monies on trimming/pruning/yard clean up etc etc...
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Would it be helpful to take some pictures of him up in the tree to put on your website too?

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I'm now starting to be concerned that I will only be working on complexes and not have time to make the real gravy monies on trimming/pruning/yard clean up etc etc.
It will be interesting to see how you balance all this.

On the one side you have the bigger areas that take up a larger part of your work week and are consistent yet may pay less than the smaller jobs that may not be as consistent.
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Already have the pictures...

I'm thinking full time part time employees is the answer but only people that I know/trust and that I shouldn't over load myself with complex's until I am more etablished so I can make the bigger monies on the odd jobs like cleaning gutters.

I'm supposed to clean gutters on a house tomorrow after I do the quotes quoted with a 10% Seniors discount $250.00 it is a 3 year old house and th egutters are not that bad I should be done in 3 hours max.

There is a hold on it though it is snowing right now...

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That is fantastic! How many feet are those gutters and what story are they on?

It seems those are good paying jobs!
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