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  1. RI Chevy

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    I am just curious what the going rate is for a simple tree removal. Also the rate for cord wood, both green and seasoned. I know I work for peanuts, but I am just trying to see where I am at as compared to others in the industry.
    Let me state that I work alone. One man operation. I do not grind stumps. Just do simple tree removals.
    Issue I have is that I have so much wood that I need to start selling it to make room for all the jobs that I have lined up. Can't store another piece of wood.

    Thanks in advance for any help offered.
     
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    Good problem to have!
     
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    Lol. Just need to be a better business man.

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    I have charged 150 to 300 for simple tree demoval.
    For the firewood i charge $60 a face cord weather they want it seasoned or green. Its the same amount of work. And if i deliver i charge 10 buck and up depending on distance.

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    What about teaming up with a processor and provide a dumpster of log length wood? I know a guy down here that does something like that! @exSW...
     
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    Are you referring to wood for milling?

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    No sell the 16-18" green logs to a firewood processor by the roll off dumpster load.
     
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    Never really thought about that. Let me think about it and check into it.
    I would need some equipment for that. Lol

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    Maybe...maybe not? If you can walk in the one end you could do it all by hand. A machine would make it much easier and probably could also help you with your firewood business.
     
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    Anyone else have anything they could add?
    I appreciate all the input.
     
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    I don't know anything about prices on taking trees down, but up here a cord (128 cu.ft) of seasoned hardwood goes for $200-225.00. I see cords of greeen wood advertised for $150-175.00.
     
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    Thanks Sondre.

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    I live on a busy road and a neighbor does same thing as you he has two boxes at the road $30 each thrown in on bottom stacked on top sell the crap out of it for camp/pit wood compared to bundle prices ? If he's busy he don't load boxes ?
     
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    If your not In a busy area/road find an area/house that would let you/them sell for you cheaper then anyone else (your already getting paid to remove) split the difference and you both make out ?
     
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    If you find a nice black walnut. $$$$$$$$$$$
     
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    I cut some black walnut a while ago. I have a few pieces drying in my garage. I kept them for making knife or gun handles. ;)
     
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    The tree removal jobs vary alot. Depending on the condition of there yard, surrounding structures, power lines and condition of the tree I try to big my side cash jobs like that as no haul, guesstimated time at 100 and hour for climbing, fuel oil, wear n tear. But I don't have much equipment just climbing and rigging gear saws, chains. Low overhead cost for me. My equipment has paid itself off quick
     
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    I do not climb, as I would be afraid that I would knock the tree over while I am in it. I weigh 275lbs. LOL
    I am only a ground cutter. Just a hack. But I have cut from a ladder before. Not really very safe.
    I do simple tree removals.
     
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