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March 2016 Neighbors Magazine

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Many of our customers enjoyed seeing the article featuring On Budget Tree Service in the several Ocala Neighbors magazines published by Best Version Media. These include SE Neighbors, SW Neighbors, Downtown Neighbors, Life at the Creek (Stone Creek) and Neighbors (On Top of the World). If you didn’t see the article and would like to read a little background on our company, I have pasted the 2 pages below. Enjoy!

Tree-sa Wheeler (352) 322-6305

On Budget Tree Service LLC

Download page 1 of the article here

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Guide to protect your property & Save you MONEY


Guide to protect your property & Save you MONEY

One of the most asked questions we get from customers relates to the ” high cost of tree care”.

Very few customers consider how much is involved in removing or trimming trees, so let’s take a moment to analyze the costs and if they are reasonable costs given the work & risk involved.any real tree removal company has at a minimum a special chip truck. Cost from $20,000 to $50,000.

Generally that same truck pulls a large chipper to the job site. As a general rule the chipper will cost between$35,000 and $100,000.

Most professional tree companies have a small to medium man lift so spiking your trees is not necessary which will benefit the tree greatly if it only being trimmed and not removed. Cost of the man lift is likely to cost from $22,000 to $90,000.

The lift, if is towable, will require a small truck or SUV to move it around your job site. Most likely we are expecting the cost to be between $25,000 and $40,000.

Most often there is the problem of loading the big wood into a dump truck or dump trailer. A dump trailer is more economical that a truck. The cost for a heavy duty dump trailer is about $9,000 to $30,000.

Most tree contractors I know, myself included, have between 15 and 20 Stihl chain saws, gas cans, big fuel tanks, safety gear, blowers, ropes and other small tools that total to about $10,000 to $25,000.

Advertising, promotions, phone service some office space some where and insurance, costs at least $2,000 per month and more likely $4,500 per month.
Now to the BIG expense! Labor! In general, in Marion county Florida, real true experienced Arborists cost the tree company about $15 to $30.00 per hour…plus 38% for taxes.

Most crews in this part of Florida are three man crews. Each load of cut or trimmed trees must be disposed of at a cost of $375 to $800.

A tree company, right here in BRICK CITY, can easily have $250,000 of equipment working in your yard and paying out $600 per day in just labor. Now if you consider all the other costs to the tree company involved in your $400 Palm tree trim its a pretty good deal.

Perhaps now that reality is a little clearer you, as a home owner, will understand why it is so important that you are prepared for a minimum trip charge.


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Ask for Advice, Then Take It

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A wise man says, “You asked my advice and I gave it freely. What you chose to do with it is your choice. Do not blame me when your own ignorance turns out badly.” Sometimes our tree assessments are ignored, or are put off until a more convenient time. In the meantime, limbs or whole trees have gone over, causing much more in property damage costs than the original estimate was for the Preventative measures.

“The storm is headed our way! Can you do my service NOW?” Please do not assume you can get tree service done the same day you call. Most tree services need a minimum of a week or two to schedule a job. So plan ahead and save yourself worry and stress. Emergencies are dealt with as quickly as possible but are generally more costly than scheduled work.

Do not delay your inevitable tree work until it is too late to save your property or your life. We will work with our customers to stay within a budget and may be able to accept partial payments over a few months. Your Safety truly is our #1 concern.

“Trees-a” Wheeler