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I have a new contract for the grounds care at a 110 townhouse complex turns out they have a ton of trees that that I have been pruning/trimming for the last 1 1/2 months and I have at least 3 more weeks of of pruing/trimming to do.

These trees are 20 + years old just yesterday I was asked to drop 7 more of the trees this is exclusive to my contract so I will be billing extra for these fortunately (or is that unfortunately) for me I do not have to grind out the stumps though these stumps average 1' - 1 1/2' in diameter.
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I do not have to grind out the stumps though these stumps average 1' - 1 1/2' in diameter.
Is this a service they could use though or do they not want the stumps ground down? Would it be worthwhile asking them and then renting a machine for the day to do it?
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They could definitely use the service but the townhouse council has decided that they cannot afford grinding the stumps out and can live with the stumps cut right to the ground.

This is really ok with me with all of the work that I have taken on I do not have the time to even think of doing it and I even have a helper working for me for 2 - 4 days a week.
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They could definitely use the service but the townhouse council has decided that they cannot afford grinding the stumps out and can live with the stumps cut right to the ground.

This is really ok with me with all of the work that I have taken on I do not have the time to even think of doing it and I even have a helper working for me for 2 - 4 days a week.
I would charge them more for mowing, as leaving stumps cut to the ground WILL someday bend a blade on your mower if not your deck. At least think of burning them down with charcoal... also remind them that a broken ankle will cost them more in a lawsuit then grinding them and you might get the extra work or a referral that could pay you back.
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Mowing, aerating, general lawn care, pruning, trimming are all inclusive pricing in my contract so I'm not able to charge more this year.

I should have been clearer the only trees in the lawn areas that need to come down are smaller I easily nip them down to ground level so my mowers will easily pass over them.

The larger trees are all in garden areas = no issue to me if they do not care if they have a stump sticking out an 1" or so here and there.

Here is the bonus dropping these trees is actually a plus for me = every tree I drop is one less tree I have to prune/trim/rake up leaves or pine needles from and I can drop them and cleanup faster than I can prune them.

I do not pay green dump fees either our local green dump is also the place where I buy bark mulch/gravel/sand etc so it is a free service seeing as they grind it up right there and sell it back to us...
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Around here they charge per inch with a minimum of 50 buck per. i dont know what the per inch is though sorry
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