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I'm wondering what a ball-park figure might be to get a couple of large trees felled and, ideally, the stumps removed.

 

1 horse chestnut, 1 oak. Both with trunks in excess of 1m in diameter.

 

Access is poor as there's a single garage at the side of the house preventing direct access.

 

The trees are significantly taller than the garden is long, so I'm expecting they'll need to be brought down in sections and possibly even craned out.

No TPO is in effect on either tree

 

I didn't have the foresight to take a photo this morning before leaving, but you can see them on streetview  (screenshot attached)


I'm based in St Neots, Cambs.

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4 minutes ago, Khriss said:

So, yr in Cambridge , yr in Conservation area - those trees were there befr yr house ( well before yr house ! ) an no actual reason why they must go ...... Ummm . " TPO ??? - oh no Mr ! "   Hang on ..... K

Actually in st Neots If you bother to read the post properly. Irrelevant to the question regardless 

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9 hours ago, EdwardC said:

Do you expect to win every job you quote for.

 

If you're winning all the jobs you're invited to price you're to cheap, and something somewhere isn't right with your costings, or you're taking short cuts; no insurance, no training, fly-tipping, cash in hand etc.

 

You win some, you lose some. That's the way it is. Why be disappointed about it.

That doesn’t make sense (not just because of the lack of punctuation and spelling)

 

Of course you win some and you lose some, but you wouldn’t be human if you weren’t happy when you secure a good job, and equally disappointed when you lose out.

 

That’s the way it is.

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38 minutes ago, dumper said:

Did someone say conservation area = no chance tpo on application 

Someone did because they assumed I lived somewhere I don't

No conservation area, no TPOs in effect.

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17 hours ago, woody paul said:

6ft is good access even if not straight. 

Did a elder berry the other week chose of either a 2 ft gate or lift 6ft panel out so panel came out and put chipper hopper through. 

Good to know.. it may not be as bad as I'd assumed then.

Thanks

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If you have 6 ft of access you can get everything out in 5 ft lumps with a mini loader,might need to make a road so I reckon 4 k or less 

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Another point of view is maybe the trees can be dropped in sections and a Mill could be brought around the back? Lucas Mill or a Chainsaw Mill? Might not make the job any cheaper but you'd have some lovely valuable timber that you could either use or sell. 

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I reckon you will get change out of 2.5k if you can find a local transiteer that values some of the log wood, Add a bit in for stumps ,with 6` of access a tracked stump grinder will eat those in a morning..

 

Bob

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