View Full Version : cost of shrubbery

03-23-2003, 05:04 PM
I am actually trying to find this information on the internet but I can't. Does anyone happen to know how much it costs to buy shrubbery? It can be any type of shrub, I need an estimate for a school project (planting around a lake with 64 mile circumference to provice a buffer zone to prevent phosphates from the watershed from entering the lake itself)

i've tried searching on google and epa.gov but I can't find how much it costs for a freaking packet of shrub seeds omg

EDIT: my mom just told me you don't buy seeds, you buy the shrubs themselves. can anyone confirm this?

03-23-2003, 05:08 PM
Yea you buy the actual shrub and transplant it. We did this when i was in landscaping, we paid between 20-30 dollars US per shrub, dependent on size and type.

03-23-2003, 05:23 PM
Yeah I just got done talking with my dad about it and he told me the exact same thing, but thanks for replying RoD.

64 miles at 20-30 bucks per shrub?

if they're 5 feet apart

5280 / 5 = 1056 per mile
1056 shrubs per mile * 64miles = 67584 shrubs altogether
if each shrub costs 20 bucks then 67584 * 20 = $1,351,680 for planting shrubbery...AHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHA...we should just buy a bomb, drop it somewhere else, and fill the hole with water and say we fixed the problem.

03-23-2003, 05:27 PM
The formula isnt really accurate in real life. Often as you buy in bulk (for use it was 10 shrubs) the price for the remainder my be like 10 bucks. So we would pay 20 per for 10 and 10 per for the rest.

03-23-2003, 05:34 PM
we'd better get them for like... $.20 apiece lol

what were you doing with your project?

03-23-2003, 06:31 PM
We used these in many many many projects, mostly making properties look nice, help erosion, shade, etc.

Jeremy G
03-23-2003, 07:00 PM
WE are the knights who formerly say "Ne". Bring us Shrubbery!

03-24-2003, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by dbgt goten
WE are the knights who formerly say "Ne". Bring us Shrubbery!

Haha! I found that show so annoying, but that part was funny.

03-24-2003, 01:53 PM
Or you could 'borrow' some from woods etc........

Theres a thought.

Or you can get cuttings for next to nothing and wait a year or two!

03-24-2003, 06:01 PM
Well considering how much we need I think that the price per shrub would go down to less than a dollar apiece. The real cost for this (hypothetical) problem would be the man power required to put the shrubs in the ground!

03-25-2003, 05:17 PM
damn you you got to that nee joke b4 me!!!

03-28-2003, 06:36 AM
Hah, this thread was just asking for monty python jokes.

Head Knight
We want... a shrubbery!
[dramatic chord]
A what?
Knights of Ni
Ni! Ni! Ni! Ni!
Arthur and Party
Ow! Oh!
Please! Please! No more! We will find you a shrubbery.
Head Knight
You must return here with a shrubbery, or else, you will never pass through this wood... alive.
O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair, and we will return with a shrubbery.
Head Knight
One that looks nice.
Of course.
Head Knight
And not too expensive.
Head Knight
Now... go!

03-28-2003, 10:54 AM
i hated mp

03-28-2003, 02:24 PM
>> i hated mp

This is obviously because you lack the superiour intelect required to appreciate the subtle humourous nuances of a killer bunny rabbit. The genious involved is so profound it humbles the greatest of us. :o

"Come back 'ere! I'll bite yor legoff!"

03-28-2003, 04:18 PM
don't use da big fancy words my head not big nuff comprehend