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tree certificatons

14 Mar Tree Certifications Matter!

When it comes to choosing a tree service in Charleston, tree certifications matter! A tree certification – or several of them – tells you that a service provider cares enough about his business and his customers to keep his knowledge and education fresh. That’s the commitment Rawson Services makes to you!

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scales on tree

26 Nov Scales: Tiny Pests, Big Problem

Rawson Services, Charleston’s premier tree service provider, reminds you that there are pests aplenty that can do damage to your trees, including common critters known as Scales. But there are steps you can take to lessen their effects and, if necessary, contain and correct their damage.
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22 Oct Choosing a Tree Service: Insurance is a Must!

Rawson Services, Charleston’s premier tree service provider, encourages potential customers to do their homework, including a sharp focus on insurance coverage. This includes liability coverage against damage to your property and Workers' Compensation for tree service employees. Why should you insist on these? Let’s discuss...
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19 Sep Choose a Certified Arborist: There IS a Difference!

arborist Arborist or plain old “Tree Guy”? When it comes to tree care, there IS a difference. In Charleston SC, homeowners and property managers have several options when it comes to tree planting, pruning, and removal. But to do these properly takes training – the kind that comes with certification by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
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23 Aug Mulch Matters – So Do it Right!

Mulch can be frustrating. As a tool for nourishing your trees, or dressing up your landscape, you can’t beat it. But, as Charleston tree expert Rawson Services often sees, too much is too much. If you mulch your trees improperly, it ultimately can do more harm than good. Mulch giveth, mulch taketh away.
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tree pruning

18 Jul Rawson Tree Pruning: Expert Service from Start to Finish!

Here are the words every Charleston SC homeowner dreads: “Honey, are you EVER going to take care of the tree pruning?” Tree pruning is a hassle, and it can be dangerous for the amateur. There are a bunch of “pros” out there, but who can you trust to do the job right? And what does “doing the job right” even mean?...

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14 Sep A Deadly Disease of Laurel Oak

LAUREL OAKS As far as landscape trees go, the Laurel Oak (Quercus hemisphaerica) is one of the very best for the Lowcountry. This native oak is semi-evergreen (briefly losing most of its leaves in late winter) and grows to a mature height of 40-60 feet. Laurel Oak is a rapid grower that thrives in well-draining soils. Because it is smaller than Live Oaks and...

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19 Jul Preventing Hurricane Damage to Landscape Trees

The official hurricane season along the Atlantic seaboard extends from June 1 through November 30.  Typically, the chance for damaging storms peaks in August and September in the Carolina Lowcountry.  Large shade trees, like Live Oaks and Laurel Oaks, are able to better withstand the winds that accompany these storms if they have been maintained properly. Plant trees that are well-suited...

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17 Jul Protecting Your Trees From Lightning Damage

In the South Carolina Lowcountry, there are 5o to 70 days with thunderstorms every year. The lightning that is produced during these storms can damage or destroy mature trees in our landscapes. These specimen trees are important components of the gardens, golf courses and parks of Charleston. Well-developed trees, especially Live Oaks, add shade, unmatched beauty and value to a property. In fact, many...

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