You could say that Drew Bedingfield grew up around trees. As a Lowcountry native with a family history in the logging industry, he remembers hearing about trees and their importance to the environment throughout his childhood. It’s this personal connection that allows TreeWiseMen to offer a unique and refreshing perspective to tree care.
Drew graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Business Management and a focus in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. Upon graduation, he moved to the Lowcountry and worked as a Firefighter EMT for the Town of Bluffton. When Hurricane Matthew hit our area in 2016, the devastation it left behind was overwhelming. Drew, in collaboration with his Lowcountry community, worked tirelessly to help clean up the mess the storm left behind.
Drew combined his background, knowledge, and strong work ethic to start TreeWiseMen as a part-time venture in 2012. With a one-man crew, a truck, and a trailer, TreeWiseMen got to work and has continued growing in leaps and bounds since.
Drew studied and became a Certified Arborist in Spring 2013. He is an expert in diagnosing and treating tree and shrub problems specific to the Lowcountry area. His association with industry partners allows him to remain up-to-date on new techniques which he applies when a situation calls for it.
Our team of experts takes pride in being knowledgeable about the care and health of the trees we service. We are committed to keeping up with industry trends, as well as new concepts and solutions that can prolong the life of trees. We recognize that continuing education and training is an important aspect of staying on top of the newest in tree health education. For this reason, we continuously educate ourselves on best practices, better disease control, enhancements in technique and application, as well as updates to best practices in the industry.
We are proud members of:
Since 1938, TCIA has been working to elevate the standards of commercial and utility tree care. TCIA supports, promotes and educates our members so that they may be more successful in their activities while simultaneously improving the environment in which we live.
To earn an ISA Certified Arborist credential, you must be trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. ISA Certified Arborists must also adhere to the Code of Ethics that strengthens the credibility and reliability of the workforce. To be eligible for the ISA Certified Arborist exam, you must have one or both of the following:
Three or more years of full-time, eligible, practical work experience in arboriculture
A degree in the field of arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute