Tree trimming and removing - REO Property Preservation Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 48
Thanks: 21
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Tree trimming and removing

Hello everyone,

We just received an bid order to trim the branches off a 50 ft tree and to remove that one and another just as big.
Just wondering what exactly we should do, cause honestly we don't have that kind of equipment to trim trees that big. Should we contract it out or just tell them that we just can't handle that kind of work.

Thanks
foreverlawn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 05:46 PM
Low quality low cost
 
Craigslist Hack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Every city
Posts: 2,338
Thanks: 695
Thanked 1,687 Times in 846 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by foreverlawn View Post
Hello everyone,

We just received an bid order to trim the branches off a 50 ft tree and to remove that one and another just as big.
Just wondering what exactly we should do, cause honestly we don't have that kind of equipment to trim trees that big. Should we contract it out or just tell them that we just can't handle that kind of work.

Thanks
I always hire a tree guy. It is simply easier. Make sure they pay you enough and if they won't refuse the order.
Craigslist Hack is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 06:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 178
Thanks: 13
Thanked 40 Times in 28 Posts
Hire a tree guy, it's the smartest way to go especially when it comes to liability. Make sure They pay you enough. I recently put in a bid for several large trees to be removed, the approval came back at half my bid and they wanted to stumps ground down and I just said nope no can do
Freddie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 07:32 PM
Super Moderator
 
BPWY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MT
Posts: 4,096
Thanks: 1,470
Thanked 774 Times in 468 Posts
Also get half the money up front. Rest paid in full two weeks after completion.


Tell them that its the tree service company's demand.

If they won't do it..............I'd run like hell.
You can't afford to pay the tree guy and then wait up to 120 days or never for what those trees are going to cost you for removal.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
BPWY is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 178
Thanks: 13
Thanked 40 Times in 28 Posts
the only time i would discount a tree removal a bit is if it is oak, cause once that firewood is seasoned it fetches a hefty price and by discount i mean $25 haha
Freddie is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 12:54 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
if you cant do it then you cant do it . if you hire out make sure to pad the bid so when they knock you down it wont really effect your wallet
homeline is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 08:46 AM
Super Moderator
 
GTX63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Your House Soon...Soon
Posts: 3,186
Thanks: 676
Thanked 2,249 Times in 1,094 Posts
Sounds like you are saying it was someone else's bid that got shipped over to you. Better make sure the money is right. They may have already cut the bid from the first guy. We take down trees, but if it is a couple of 50 footers and they want the stumps ground as well, it better be north of 2K.
You also better make sure your insurance covers you doing that type of work before you yell "Timber" and watch it level the neighbors new Tahoe.
GTX63 is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 48
Thanks: 21
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thank you

Thank you all for your advice. You guys have been a great help.
thanks again.
foreverlawn is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 10:49 AM
Senior Member
 
thanohano44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,016
Thanks: 1,397
Thanked 289 Times in 168 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by foreverlawn View Post
Hello everyone,

We just received an bid order to trim the branches off a 50 ft tree and to remove that one and another just as big.
Just wondering what exactly we should do, cause honestly we don't have that kind of equipment to trim trees that big. Should we contract it out or just tell them that we just can't handle that kind of work.

Thanks

use a professional tree company with insurance, and verify everything. I grew up trimming/dropping tree's. this ain't cheap. Also, mark their bid up 40% and demand 50% up front. no discounts given on this type of work, for me anyways.
thanohano44 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the REO Property Preservation Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome