Popular Tree Care Questions & Answers

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501-686-2097   | 2207 Hidden Valley, Suite 203D   |  Little Rock, AR 72212

Q.  What should I look for in a tree service company?
A.  Because tree trimming and tree removal can be dangerous, you want a tree service company that’s dedicated to safety first, and has a track record in business of safe operation and good customer service.  Choose a company with a certified arborist to ensure you’re getting a trained professional in tree health.  Check to make sure the company is licensed and insured.  Capital City Tree Service checks all those boxes.


Q.  How long will it take to get an estimate, and what will it cost?

A.  We strive to get estimates to you within a day of your call, though if there has been a big storm and we’ve already had a lot of calls, it might take a little longer.  If that’s the case, we’ll let you know when you call.  All of our estimates are free.  Contact us at 501-686-2097 for your free estimate.


Q.  How much do you charge for tree trimming or removing a tree?

A.  Every situation is different.  The cost will depend on a number of factors, such as the amount of trimming that needs to be done or the size of the tree to be removed.  We have the equipment needed to work even in confined spaces or on slopes, but working in more difficult to access areas requires more time to get in and more time to haul limbs and other cuttings out after trimming or tree removal, which affects cost.  We really have to look at the job to give you a price, but our estimates are free and no obligation, and our rates are competitive with other professional tree services in Little Rock.


Q.  Do you haul away all the limbs and other debris?

A.  We do, unless you want the wood cut up for firewood.  Our cleanup after tree service is second to none.  If you’re having stump grinding done, you will have a pile of woodchips when it’s finished, but most customers like having them as free mulch.  Otherwise you can add them to a compost pile, or rake them out and allow them to decompose.


Q.  What payment methods do you accept?

A.  We accept cash, checks, and debit and credit cards – Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.


Q.  Do you offer any discounts?

A.  Yes, we offer senior and military discounts.


Q.  How often should I have my trees trimmed?

A.  Trees don’t require pruning all that often, unless they’ve outgrown their space and need to be frequently cut back so they won’t damage power lines or roofs.  Corrective tree trimming helps establish healthy growth patterns so trees can go quite a few years before they’ll need to be pruned again.  Dead or damaged branches, of course, should be removed as soon as possible, to avoid potential danger or property damage.


Q.  Do you climb the tree with spikes?

A.  Spikes should never be used to climb any tree unless it’s being removed, but thanks to our spider lift machine, we usually don’t have to climb trees for trimming or removal.


Q.  Do you top trees?

A.  We strongly discourage it.  Tree topping produces unhealthy growth patterns and weak branches.  If a tree is so overgrown for its space that you’re considering having it topped, removing it is a better option.  It can be replaced with a tree whose size and growth habit is better suited to the space.

TREE TRIMMING
Periodic tree pruning eliminates safety hazards while promoting safe and healthy growth patterns to enhance your tree’s beauty.

TREE REMOVAL
Removal of dead or unstable trees close to buildings is crucial for protecting safety and avoiding property damage and liability.

STUMP GRINDING
Get rid of unsightly tree stumps that get in the way of mowing and landscaping with quick, environmentally-friendly stump grinding.