Tree Certifications Matter!

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...

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. But first, an entomology...

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… Rawson Services wants potential clients...

Choose a Certified Arborist: There IS a Difference!

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...

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...

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...

Caged In: Wire Baskets Should be Partially Removed After Transplanting Field-grown Trees

If the wire cage is left on a transplanted tree, is it bad for the tree? This may be the most hotly debated topic in the landscaping industry. And the answer is not a simple yes or no. There are so many factors that impact tree development- soil drainage, fertility, planting depth,...

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...

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...

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,...

The best tree service in the nicest people in Charleston.

— Wally Corbett – Google Review

Great service! Randy and the team called ahead to schedule, showed up right on time and did an amazing job. Thanks Rawson!

— Stewart Fife – Google Review

Task was to cut down and remove huge six foot diameter live oak that had split to the roots and half the tree had hit the ground. Randy and his crew finished most of the job on the first day and cleaned up the remainder the next day. Unbelievably professional and competent crew with top-notch equipment. I recommend his service without qualification.

— Bob Wray – Google Review

The Rawson crew is professional, quick and clean. We had them remove four large diseased oaks that were threatening structures on our property. They arrived on time and got right to work on the intricate project.

— Glenda Patron La Rue – Google Review

I had a variety of tree pruning that needed to be done surrounding my home and next to my driveway. Randy and his crew were prompt, courteous and performed expert work around the property. They cleaned up nicely and the entire service was A+. Serious pros.

— James E.

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