Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is tree trimming? +

    Tree trimming is a process that involves cutting away exterior sections of your tree that are causing a dangerous situation as well as those that could cause a future issue. For example, tree trimming is recommended if a tree is overgrown and has caused destruction to your roof or is a potential property hazard.
  • Why is tree pruning recommended? +

    As trees grow and mature, they become exposed to many stress factors that may affect their structural integrity. There are many reasons for pruning your trees, including safety, health and aesthetics. Proper tree pruning can help ensure tree health and stimulate fruit production. Tree pruning can also reduce the possibility of tree damage due to severe weather. Tree pruning provides a proactive measure to ensure the safety of your family, visitors to your home and your property. By removing branches that could potentially break or fall, possible injuries or property damage may be prevented.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 is considered a tree “emergency” service? +

    Typically, this would be when a large branch or branches break from a tree without any forewarning or when a severe storm causes serious tree damage. For such situations, we offer emergency tree service and evacuation. Our services are provided on an “as needed” basis and we are available 24/7 weekly. If you have an emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-333-1359 and a representative will respond to your call within approximately 30 minutes. If you aren’t sure if your situation demands immediate attention, contact us for a free consultation. We take pride in our work and believe in providing 100% customer satisfaction!
  • How much does it cost to cut down a tree? +

    Unfortunately it is impossible to provide pricing for tree removal or pruning without assessing your property and viewing the tree. Cost to remove or prune trees is based on a variety of factors such as tree size, method of removal, accessibility and location of the tree. Our free estimate includes a thorough assessment, including tree health information, potential tree hazard and helpful hints on maintaining good tree health.
  • How do I know I am getting the best price? +

    We believe we offer some of the best prices around, however we encourage you to contact other companies to obtain estimates on services you need completed. Keep in mind, however, that the “lowest price” might come with some not-so-nice fine print, such as the company not being insured or reputable. Our company is fully licensed and insured. Our estimates are performed by trained people, who will thoroughly assess the situation and your environment, ensuring the safety of your home, while at the same time helping with recommendations to enhance the beauty of your property. We strive to ensure complete satisfaction of every customer, while providing knowledgeable service at competitive rates!
  • Is stump removal included as part of tree removal service? +

    A number of factors must be considered—the type of stump removal required, access to the stump, size and type—so we provide a separate assessment for this service. Please contact us and we’ll be glad to give you a free estimate!
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