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I am asking this for future referece, I am considering to trim palm trees as well as cutting lawns but should I charge by the tree or by the time and how much if by the three and or the time?
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Well I would say ultimately charge based on your time but don't let the customer know that. You should experiment and see how much time it takes you to trim a palm tree. Then you will be able to calculate how much you should charge based on the amount of time.

Why not try it and let us know what you come up with.
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Well I would say ultimately charge based on your time but don't let the customer know that. You should experiment and see how much time it takes you to trim a palm tree. Then you will be able to calculate how much you should charge based on the amount of time.

Why not try it and let us know what you come up with.
In FL ,we charge $15.00 per palm tree.Up to 10ft.We load up are trailer to the max and pay $25.00 to dump it.Need to find out what they charge to dump it?
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In FL ,we charge $15.00 per palm tree.Up to 10ft.We load up are trailer to the max and pay $25.00 to dump it.Need to find out what they charge to dump it?
How long does it take you to trim a palm tree up to 10ft tall?
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How long does it take you to trim a palm tree up to 10ft tall?
With a long pruner about 20 min.that's trim and cleanup.If they have more then one palm then $15.00 x number=
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I would think you could make more money on this service. At least double. This is something most people just aren't going to do themselves and once they have you maintaining their lawn, they will be more willing to pay you a premium for additional services such as this.

At least that is what I think. Have you experimented with the pricing to see if you can charge more to your current customers?
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This is great info considering that I used to trim palms for the companies that I used to work for, Just never figured how long it took. so if it is $15.00 per palm up to 10 ft. how much would it be if it was taller?
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This is great info considering that I used to trim palms for the companies that I used to work for, Just never figured how long it took. so if it is $15.00 per palm up to 10 ft. how much would it be if it was taller?
Last year i did 5 palm tree 50ft tall.With a tall ladder and a prunner.$75.00 x 5=$375.00 Paid $25.00 to dump it.If you can buy a used bucket,It's worth it.
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Last year i did 5 palm tree 50ft tall.With a tall ladder and a prunner.$75.00 x 5=$375.00 Paid $25.00 to dump it.If you can buy a used bucket,It's worth it.
Can I ask you how you came up with that figure?
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Can I ask you how you came up with that figure?
Guy got 3 bids.
$95.00 per palm tree
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