Frequently Asked Questions

What types of tree services does R&K Tree Service have to offer?

R&K Tree Service features a variety of services including tree removal, trimming and pruning, and stump removal (grinding), Contact us directly for more information about the services we provide and the reasonable rates we offer. Don’t forget to ask about our senior citizen, military and church member discounts.

What kinds of things does an R&K Tree Service arborist do?

An arborist is a highly skilled professional that handles all types of tree service requests for property owners. They are trained to promote tree health and assess for tree damage or disease and other problems associated with trees.

Is stump grinding needed after tree removal?

Generally yes. By utilizing the stump grinding process, you will ensure a safer yard and you’ll be able to plant a new tree (or plants) where your old one was located while reducing the possibility of attracting termites.

What is involved in tree pruning?

Tree pruning is usually performed whenever you would prefer your tree to have a particular shape rather than appearing “wild” or unkempt. Instead of permitting a tree to grow naturally you should have it pruned while it’s still fairly young. Pruning involves making strategic cuts in the tree while it is still young to guide its growth patterns. Pruning should be performed at least a couple of times per year to ensure that your tree matures in a healthy manner.

Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and can save 20 – 50% in energy used for heating.

USDA Forest Service

In one study, 83% of realtors believe that mature trees have a ‘strong or moderate impact’ on the salability of homes listed for under $150,000; on homes over $250,000, this perception increases to 98%.

Arbor National Mortgage & American Forests

A mature tree can often have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000.

Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers

Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20%

Management Information Services/ICMA

The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to 10 room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Healthy, mature trees add an average of 10% to a property’s value.

USDA Forest Service

There are about 60 – 200 million spaces along our city streets where trees could be planted. This translates to the potential to absorb 33 million more tons of CO2 every year, and saving $4 billion in energy costs.

National Wildlife Federation

In laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension.

Dr. Roger S. Ulrich Texas A&M University

Nationally, the 60 million street trees have an average value of $525 per tree.

Management Information Services

If you plant a tree today on the west side of your home, in five years your energy bills should be 3% less. In 15 years, the savings will be nearly 12%.

Dr. E. Greg McPherson, Center for Urban Forest Research