Tree removal is costly and can drown you if you are not careful. Always have a good plan and have multiple bids on the trees by taking referrals of nearby MHPs. Our bids ranged from $250K to $100K to remove dead trees and trees that needed a good trim. The bids were way too much then what we had anticipated. This was like asking a barber if you needed a haircut
I had to go to the park and meet one of tree guys who was the lowest in the bids and wanted the business badly. Spent few hours to do the following:
- Identify all the dead trees
- Trees that were hanging precariously on top of the mobile homes but not dead
- Trees at the front of the property that needed a good trim as this will appeal to prospective tenants
- We didn’t consider any trees that were outside perimeter and several feet away as they were not close to the mobile homes.
But taking this approach, we were able to bring the bid down to $28K!
On an on going basis, our capital expenditure will be around $5K for tree removal and trimming in our 28 acre park.