I want to hire those guys! Around here, on the low(er) side those would be $14k! I’ll contract that crew and get rich!Did some tree work for the in-laws this weekend. One of the family members who stopped by said he had 18 pine trees recently removed. 8 man crew x 2 days for $2900. And the pine trees (in North Georgia) were 250 ft tall.
I actually had a conversation about that with one of the consulting arborist in our area (north Alabama) today. I like the idea but I'm also skeptical it will have the desired effect. I'm afraid it will be a drain on legitimate folks and the outlaws will still just keep on doing like they are now. As it is now about a 1/4 of the businesses in our area don't have insurance even though its a requirement to get a license. Alot of them have repeatedly torn up stuff and run off.Undoubtedly no insurance. This is why state licensing of tree services is needed.