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May 12, 2022 City Council Regular Meeting
21. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for Tree and Stump Removal with ArborNature, LLC (Primary) and Kolcun Tree, LLC (Secondary) in an Amount up to $650,000. This contract will be utilized for tree and stump removal at various City properties and public rights of way. (Greenscapes)
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This contract is for tree and stump removal services throughout the City of Savannah on various City properties and public rights of way with ArborNature, LLC (Primary) and Kolcun Tree, LLC (Secondary) in an amount up to $650,000. Trees to be removed will be those designated by the City’s Urban Forestry Division either by specific individual trees or specified groups of trees. The City’s Greenscapes Department has contracted these services in the past and will be the primary user of this contract. Primary and secondary contracts are necessary to provide expedient responses to tree and stump removal requests. 


The contract expires May 11, 2023, and has four renewal options available.


Bid was advertised, opened, and reviewed. Delivery: As needed. Terms: Net 30 days. Bidders were:

L.B.        ArborNature, LLC (76 Leg O Mutton Rd, Hilton Head, SC)(D)   $934,181

02.         Kolcun Tree, LLC (41 Ulmer Rd, Bluffton, SC)(D)                       $942,360

A pre-proposal meeting was not conducted. (A) Indicates local, DBE-owned business. (C) Indicates non-local, DBE-owned business. (D) Indicates non-local non-DBE-owned business.



Gordon Denney, Senior Director, Greenscapes
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $650,000 from the General Fund/Urban Forestry/Other Contractual Services.
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Funding Verification - Tree and Stump Removal
Exhibit 2: Purchasing Notes - Tree and Stump Removal
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