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Got called to go look at this job today part of the crown had snapped out last year and just missed the neighbours stables and this year the tree hasn't established at all.

It is in a 18th century vicorage next door to a church and is approximately 42" - 48" at the stump. 

The customer has asked for the whole canopy / crown to be removed and the trunk left standing @ approximately 15 foot tall

I have asked the customer if there are any TPO's in place and he has confirmed verbally that there isn't. 

What is the job worth I have priced it but looking to see what others would charge? 

 

Jack

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Firstly I'd check with the council regards protection, don't trust the client. Whilst dead trees fall within the exceptions you still need to give notice, and will need to plant a replacement.

 

How much, depends on what you are doing with the arisings, access, and the abilities of you and your staff. But £1300.00 wouldn't seem unreasonable if you were clearing up as well.

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All the dead wood goes to a compost yard I pay £30 a tonne tipping fees and the logs get sold to a local fire wood man access is a huge driveway with gates about 10 feet wide and then just a straight run down the garden and got a climber for a day there is a little bit of rigging over a graveyard but then there is a huge drop zone on the other side in the garden I've priced it at £1600 & got the job to do on Tuesday so my pricing was about right then 

 

Jack 

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I've also been on my local council TPO map and it isn't registered on there but going to phone them in the morning and it's also in a signed contract to say the customer has clarified there isn't a tpo and if any backlash does occur all responsibility rests solely on the customer and I take no liability whatsoever 

 

Jack 

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1 hour ago, Jwoodgardenmaintenance said:

All the dead wood goes to a compost yard I pay £30 a tonne tipping fees and the logs get sold to a local fire wood man access is a huge driveway with gates about 10 feet wide and then just a straight run down the garden and got a climber for a day there is a little bit of rigging over a graveyard but then there is a huge drop zone on the other side in the garden I've priced it at £1600 & got the job to do on Tuesday so my pricing was about right then 

 

Jack 

I'd say thats a fair price, and enough to make a nice bit of profit on 

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Don't really advertise for stuff like this but done a bit of drainage work for the customer and priced a driveway so he gave me a ring so I  can't complain 

 

Jack 

7 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

I'd say thats a fair price, and enough to make a nice bit of profit on 

 

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13 hours ago, Jwoodgardenmaintenance said:

 I've priced it at £1600 & got the job to do on Tuesday so my pricing was about right then 

 

Jack 

that's bang on what I thought before I saw your price

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13 hours ago, Jwoodgardenmaintenance said:

it's also in a signed contract to say the customer has clarified there isn't a tpo and if any backlash does occur all responsibility rests solely on the customer and I take no liability whatsoever 

 

Jack 

Be careful with this approach, if you fell a protected tree on the basis that the owner has told you and signed a contract to say there is no TPO, you would still have committed a criminal offence.  Always check with the TO mate, you wouldn't believe how many times I have been told there is no TPO when there is one in place.   

 

Cheers

 

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That is very true Chris.

 

If a customer says ' it hasn't got a TPO on it' in my experience it's more likely than usual that it has!

We always check anyway.

 

I wouldn't ring the TO though, even though I get on with him.

If it's not on their own TPO map it's their cock-up, not mine.

 

Price seems pretty fair, be handy getting a little loader in to hump the timber, there's plenty of it.

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