Tree Certifications Matter!

Story by Rawson Services Editor / March 14, 2019

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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Earning additional certifications gives Rawson an opportunity to learn even more about trees, how they grow, and the problems they can encounter. This way, we can better assess each situation, apply our knowledge, and come up with a plan of action specifically suited to your trees and your landscape.

More Knowledge, More Tree Certifications

Recently Arborist Randy Rawson attended the International Society of Arboriculture’s Tree Risk Assessment Qualification class (TRAQ). This program allows tree care professionals to expand their knowledge of the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. They learn a standardized process for assessing tree risk and providing information to tree owners. This helps the customer make informed decisions that will promote the safety of people and property and also enhance tree health and longevity.

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During this course, Randy enhanced his skills in:

  • The fundamentals of limited-visual and basic tree risk assessment
  • The principles of advanced diagnostic techniques for assessing tree risk
  • Gathering and synthesizing information needed to assess tree risk; and
  • Making reasoned judgments and recommendations for mitigating identified risk

Sharpening Skills to Serve You Better

One big reason to choose Rawson Services is our skill in identifying diseases and pests that threaten the well-being of your trees and shrubs as well as the defects that could cause harm. Sometimes these defects are hidden inside the trunk, root system, or high in the crown. It takes a trained expert to recognize all the possible hazards and recommend the best course of corrective action. The more training, the better!

Put Our Tree Certifications to Work for You!

So, in the end, certifications really aren’t about having one more framed document on the wall, or more letters after our name. They’re about gaining the knowledge necessary to serve Charleston homeowners, business owners, and property managers better.  That’s how Rawson earned its reputation, and how we aim to keep it. If you have a tree issue, or think you might, give Rawson Services a call to schedule your free consultation!


The best tree service and 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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