Ok so I am doing this pruning job tomorrow and it is the first job of this kind I have done and I need some advice. In the past most of the jobs I have done are climbing jobs and removals. I am hoping to expand my horizons here and learn something
Objective: Reduce crowns of five 25' bradford callery pears by 33% as per HO request. Brush will be dragged into the backyard (about a 50' walk including a pass through a doorway) and dumped over a fence into a natural wooded area.
I plan on using my new Fiskars Pruning Stik (a really neat pole pruner i picked up at the Home Depot of all places) and a silky handsaw. To gain access to the highest points of the trees I will probably also be using an 8' step ladder as it would be impractical to climb and I don't have a bucket.
Also, I don't want this to turn into a "how much should I charge" thread. But, if you are comfortable answering, I would love to know what you would charge to do this job with the above mentioned equipment and situation. I am thinking between $150 and $250 for all five trees and guessing It will take me 2-4 hours. Check out my pics and share your estimates!
Any input/advice would be greatly appreciated. I know this is a very 'noob' question so I am hoping that including some high quality pictures from different angles will help everyone make some educated responses and help a lot of us learn a thing or two