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Arborist to trim 9 pittosporum accross the back.

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Berwick, Victoria, Australia

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Saturday, 19th Aug 2017
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Plus 4 along the driveway. Pergola in the back with lazerlite, so care must be taken when trimming the 9 in back. Must be insured and experienced Arborist. Take away the trimmings. I figure 1/2 a day. Do not want the pergola broken by walking on it. Inspection can be arranged.
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Hello,
My offer is inclusive of a maximum half day (4 hours including cleanup) onsite to address your requirements for the Pittosporum hedges, height reducing them as necessary, hedging the front and side faces and removing the debris at no disposal cost to you. This does not include hedging the face on your neighbour's side if on boundary fences. This offer is also inclusive of Airtasker's 15% fee for bringing us together!
I come with the tools, experience and insurance you require.
Kind Regards,
Daniel
1 year ago
Please note that if the scope of the job is significantly greater than outlined in the task description we can negotiate on the price if required. My hope is that after engaging me once to perform this task you will do so again in future, so my aim in pricing (and adjustments if they are necessary to complete the task) is certainly not to scare you off!
Regards,
Daniel
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Wes R.poster
I'm waiting on confirmation from the tenant's landlord about the price. Hopefully a response will be this evening.
Wes R.poster
This is not a "hedging" job. The pittosporum trees across the back are quite high and need to be cut by at least 1/3. The pittosporum along the drive are also quite high, although much easier to get at. Back is fully enclosed with fence so trimmings will have to come out through the garage I suspect.
Sure thing, Wes. I can height reduce these using handsaw and / or smaller top-handled "pruning" chainsaw. I'll cut to growth points, leaving some growth on each stem wherever possible, as James Stirlings often die back to the next growth point if lopped, whilst other stems will shoot from dormant buds. It's a game of luck lopping them but my method gets a better result.
You won't end up with a formal hedge until the next time you choose to reduce them again, ideally before the growth has a chance to thicken up beyond the abilities of most hedging blades.
Photos will really help here but if you see my offer being in line with your expectations, with there being the caveat that we may need to adjust it somewhat if these are monster "trees" for their species, then please feel free to accept my offer and we can work out the finer details in due course.
As I posited earlier, I want to win your business so you choose to use me again as you've found your guy for the task going forward. I won't achieve that by hitting you with some ridiculous bump in my suggested fee!
As long as the garage has a reasonably wide, clear path through it for removing the waste I am OK with that.
Regards,
Daniel
Do you have any pictures by any chance?
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