K Thomas Lawson is proud to be a division of Bartlett Tree Experts, and our staff now has the backing of an international tree-care company and tree research laboratory to help continue providing excellent tree service and shrub care in the Charlottesville, Virginia area. View a complete list of professional tree services offered by Bartlett.

K Thomas Lawson LLC
Charlottesville VA Tree Service

October 19, 2020
Acquisition Update - Bartlett Tree Experts

K Thomas Lawson LLC was founded in 2000 as a one-man tree care service, valuing trees, safety and hard work. As business grew, we became a husband-wife team and all of our children began working at the company. In late 2018, we were ready for a change. We sold our home and purchased an Airstream Trailer to travel the country, but we didn't want to leave our business and customers just yet. 

Many of you know that we hired one of the best arborists we knew, our nephew, Chase Giebner, to continue providing services and grow our business. With his knowledge and expertise, it's been a success and has created an opportunity for us to retire from the tree business and begin a new chapter in our lives. Today, we are happy to announce that we are being acquired by Bartlett Tree Experts. Furthermore, Chase will move forward as a Bartlett employee, continue servicing your accounts and ensure he takes advantage of all the resources Bartlett can offer.

Even though Bartlett is a larger company, we know they will treat our clients with the same professional care that we have over the years. They contribute to our industry with considerable research in tree care and will be able to offer you many more services for your trees’ long-term health and beauty.

The aspects of our work that we've valued the most have been the personal connections we forged with clients and colleagues and the opportunity to contribute to the health and safety of trees in beautiful central Virginia. We are deeply grateful for the richness this has brought to our lives and we thank you for the trust you have placed in us over the years.

We know you will be in good hands as our entire team will remain on to provide the same quality tree work and customer service you discovered with us.


K Thomas Lawson and Christine Brodmerkel

April 27, 2020
Covid-19 Update

Thank you C'ville and beyond!  We are grateful for your ongoing support of our local business at this time! We are staying well and keeping our employees working. 

Due to the outside nature of our work and already-reduced social contact we experience while on properties, our company continues to be open to serve you and your trees and we commit to being in compliance with Governor Northam's Executive Orders #51, #53 and #55.  We are informed of current risk factors, cleanliness guidelines and social distancing required. Please know that we will act in the best interest of all of us when we are on your property.

Our normal business practices include providing our proposals and invoices via email and taking payments virtually. We can arrange to meet you at your property AND maintain appropriate distances, or inspect your trees without you present. Let us know how we can best serve you. 

Thank you,  K Thomas Lawson & Christine Brodmerkel, owners

Serving Trees since 1989 in Charlottesville, Va.
We specialize in the trees in the mid-Atlantic region.  

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Meet Our Team 

Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning

Tree Pruning--from the smallest dogwoods and redbuds to the largest oaks and maples found in our area. 

Tree Removals

Tree Removal

Tree Removals--for trees in decline, landscaping changes, home expansions, and irreparable damage from storm damage.

Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care--Treatments for supporting the healthy development of your trees and to keep insects in check.

Emergency Service

Storm Damage and Emergency Clean Up of Trees

Storm Damage & Emergency Clean Up--small and large.

Stump Removal

Tree Stump Removal

Stump Removal--we grind as deep as possible to allow for future tree planting or to reseed your lawn.


K Thomas Lawson Arborist

Chase Giebner
ISA Certified Arborist®

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We are happy to share our knowledge with you regarding tree health and safety, proper pruning and maintenance, tree removals, and long-term care strategies for your trees, whether your trees are young, middle-aged or gracefully aging.

We take your trees and your property seriously and are honored to be invited to your property to work with you. Once we know what will be involved in caring for your tree or trees, we can give you an estimate.

In the meantime, take a spin around our website and learn about tree care--from choosing an arborist, to how much does tree work cost. You may even want to plant a tree yourself--we have some guidelines here.

What is a Certified Arborist?  

Visit the International Society of Arboriculture website

K Thomas Lawson circa 2007