Pricing tree service, or any service is bascically all about time, how long it will take, for tree work we need to know also what equipment is needed, and is there waste. figure in travel to dump and cost to dump waste, alot of unit numbers (overhead)need to be put together to figure out an hourly rate for that specific job.
Typically working with a new customer I like to go out and meet with them personally and get to know them. Next I like to go over in detail there tree project, answer any questions, and hopfulley educate them at the same time.
My father started his tree service in 1965, I worked with him since 8 years old weekends and summer vacations. Went to a community school for horticulture, arborculture and some turf grass cources. 1989 is when I took on the responsibilty to cary on the family tradition.