Charleston Tree Experts staff includes well qualified, trained, and talented key personnel. Our crews are complete with well-established and experienced climbers who pride themselves on hard work and safety. Through regimented safety training, we implement practices on a regular basis.

We are licensed, certified and fully insured. Our staff members work diligently to ensure that customer needs are met to the fullest capacity with an emphasis on quality. Charleston Tree Experts stands behind all of its work with pride. Our company has the resources, expertise, experience and ability to complete all tree service related jobs with the greatest quality.

Charleston Tree Experts has a simple philosophy for customers, with an emphasis on treating others as you would want others to treat you. Honesty, loyalty, high regard for ethics, professionalism, integrity, safety and working hard are among our top values.

Our Team

Marshall Badeaux, RCA #742

Marshall Badeaux, RCA #742

President & Consulting Arborist

With over 20 years of tree industry experience, Marshall is currently the only ASCA, Registered Consulting Arborist residing in the state of South Carolina. Tree appraisals, risk assessments, arborist reports and tree protection plans are among the many services he is qualified to assist with. Marshall is an expert for tree regulation enforcement and planning. He has a desire to preserve Charleston’s oldest residents through continued education and constantly implementing advanced tree care practices. When he’s not saving the fractured urban forest, Marshall enjoys traveling abroad and experiencing new cultural and arboricultural practices.

Ashley Connelly

Ashley Connelly

Business Development Manager & Qualified Arborist

Ash began her professional career in the legal field as a Paralegal for 12 years. Native to the area, with an eye for details and a desire to be outdoors, she daringly pursued a career change to arboriculture. An analytical skill set a decade in the making translated well and has equipped Ash with professionalism and a personal touch unprecedented in the industry. She believes communication and education are the missing links to understanding and carrying out a customer’s needs. Ash’s drive to make a difference and raise industry standards ensures of expectations exceeded. Aside from having her head in the trees, Ash can be found boating, snowboarding, and enjoying all outdoor activities with her family.

Kyle Foster

Kyle Foster

Plant Health Care Manager

Kyle’s love for horticulture began at a young age through a childhood in Germany and grew into a career path through the Lowcountry landscape. Kyle oversees and implements the latest plant and tree health in our everchanging and ever-improving ArborShield. In addition to plant health care needs, Kyle serves as a “guru” for shrubbery and tree planting recommendations. His expansive knowledge of our growing environment and the common environmental impacts assists in assuring your landscape reaches and sustains peak health potential. True to his need to be among nature, Kyle enjoys gardening, hunting and spending time with his family.

Jessica Jeanes

Jessica Jeanes

Office Manager

Having recently relocated to Charleston, Jessica Jeanes is new to the area and to the Charleston Tree Experts team. With over 5 years of office management experience, as well as another 10 years of retail management experience, she has been able to seamlessly transfer those skill sets to the wonderful world of Arboriculture! She loves keeping things organized and ensuring things run smoothly and as a result has been an amazing addition to our staff! In her spare time, Jess loves spending time with her husband and their 4 fur babies, enjoying the beach and exploring a new city!

Josie Strong

Josie Strong

Customer Care Manager

Josie was raised in India, then Nevada, and moved here after graduate school in Oregon. She has undergraduate degrees in sociology, psychology, art and a Masters degree in Teaching. Running marathons and half marathons in the Pacific Northwest sparked her love of trees and the great outdoors. She cares deeply about others and is dedicated to making sure every customer is happy. In her free time, Josie enjoys photography, playing and watching sports, eating delicious food, joking around, doing arts/crafts projects, and spending time with her family.
Hannah Hunter

Hannah Hunter

Qualified Arborist

Hannah was born in North Carolina and raised between North Carolina and Pennsylvania. She started a landscaping company on her own, but has worked in an array of fields throughout her career. She loves to travel, read, and garden when she’s not busy helping clients and providing excellent customer service. She loves having the opportunity to grow with our company and be part of the Charleston Tree Experts family!

McKinley Katz

McKinley Katz

Qualified Arborist

McKinley, a SC native, was born and raised in Sumter until she accepted a position to serve with the United States Air Force as the Commander’s Secretary at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Upon recent relocation to Charleston, McKinley ensued a career in Arboriculture. Having also competed in and coached gymnastics, McKinley understands the importance of hitting a mark on the first try. McKinley attributes the diversity of each position to her success and adaptability to the differences during day-to-day assessments as an Arborist. When she’s not out inspecting your trees, McKinley can be found in the gym, enhancing her archery skills, or discovering new trails to hike with her pup, Nala.

Mike Stokes

Mike Stokes

Climbing Arborist

Born in Connecticut and moved at a young age to Summerville. Landscaping and tree work is his entire background. Being in the trees as an experienced lift operator and climber is what Mike enjoys most. Working with great staff and teammates is an added bonus to the job. You can find Mike fishing, camping, and doing any outdoor activity for fun.
J.R. Winn

J.R. Winn

Climbing Arborist

J.R., born and raised in Charleston is a true Lowcountry native. He has excelled in the tree care industry for 10 years and has loved every minute of it. When not climbing trees, he enjoys fishing, going to the beach, and enjoying time with his family. He is truly living life to the fullest!

Terry Kennedy

Terry Kennedy

Climbing Arborist

A James Island native, Terry spent some time in the army after high school. He has worked in corrections in the past but truly enjoys working with trees the best. His expertise with trees started with his father as a young child. He states that his parents are the hardest working individuals he has ever known. He loves running the big trucks and climbing trees at CTE. The comradery and the challenge of getting the job done is what he enjoys the most. Aside from traveling, Terry enjoys the beach, surfing, basketball, football, going to the gym, hiking, and any form of exercise.
Steven Rogers

Steven Rogers

Climbing Arborist

Is from Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Charleston over ten years ago. Steven’s background includes over ten years of tree work experience. Climbing, pruning, and the horticultural aspects of the job he enjoys most. Chainsaws and ropes always peeks his interests. Hunting, fishing, snowboarding, skateboarding, or anything that builds adrenaline is what Steven likes. All of his family resides in Charleston and he enjoys spending time with them.
William Gunter

William Gunter

Arborist Representative

Born and raised in Charleston, William has extensive experience in landscaping, landscape design, and did irrigation work for four years. William loves everything about his job from being in the outdoors to dealing with dangerous tasks. He states that the best part is working hard while laughing and joking around with his co-workers. He enjoys working on vehicles, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.
Adonis Liranzo

Adonis Liranzo

PHC Technician

Born in New York but parents are from the Dominican Republic. A recent graduate in Horticulture from Trident Tech, Adonis has always honed skills in the landscaping area with a plethora of knowledge regarding health care of trees and specimen. His background is in landscaping and floral work. He prides himself in saying that working at CTE provides a new a new opportunity daily and nothing is the same day to day. Running into different problems to resolve health care for trees and plants keeps his work challenging. In his very little free time, he enjoys camping, the great outdoors. and loves spending time in the NC mountains.  He also enjoys reading books and walking his dogs.

Sarah Feaster

Sarah Feaster

PHC Technician

Sarah is a Political Science and International studies graduate from College of Charleston. She has previously worked at the USDA agricultural laboratory and at a composting company in town. Her future endeavors include going back to school to study horticulture. Her passion for environmental sustainability and love for nature is a perfect fit for the Charleston Tree Experts family. CTE gives her an opportunity to learn new things daily and she likes the growth potential in the company.  Sarah enjoys being outside learning about the trees, the Low Country, the world around her and our natural surroundings. Sarah loves living downtown and exploring the city with her bike. She likes taking care of her mini house plants and spending time with her cat Jade.

Our Licenses and Certificates

Certificate of Completion

Aerial Rescue

TPAQ Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualified

Tree & Plant Appraisal Qualification

Certificate of Completion

Safety Specialist

CTSP Certified Tree Care Safety Professional

Certified Treecare Safety Specialist

Certificate of Completion

Electrical Hazard Awareness Preparedness

Certificate of Completion

Crew Leader

INTAC KL Certificate of Participant

INTAC 2018

ISA Arborist Certificate

ISA Certified Arborist

Our Customer Reviews

At Charleston Tree Experts, we view satisfactory customer service as the direct result of superior communication, a core value. We believe communication bridges the gap to understanding and carrying out each of our customer’s needs. By adequately communicating the best tree care practices, customers and arborists alike are able to establish objectives and surpass expectations:

Every step of this process was perfect. The evaluation was thorough, thoughtful and not pushy (we met with other companies in the estimating stage, and some were pretty aggressive and sales-y). The communication was just right. And then, the workers themselves -- really professional, really pleasant, and very thoughtful about protecting the rest of our lawn. They took down a massive tree from over the fence in the backyard, and had to bring everything out to the street. After cleanup, you couldn't even tell we'd had any work done. There wasn't a leaf or blade of grass out of place. HIGHLY recommend!

Cheri Bonner

I had the Charleston Tree Experts do some preventative maintenance on some trees that hang over my home. They are professional, good communicators and are great to work with. I am very happy with the job they did and will be using them again. I highly recommend Charleston Tree Experts for any arbor needs!

Rob Colestock

Get In Touch

(843) 952-8300

Mount Pleasant

Hello@CharlestonTreeExperts.com

2851 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

"Rooted in Excellence"

Charleston Tree Experts' premier specialties are in Arborist consulting, tree preservation, hazardous tree removals, tree pruning, and managing Charleston’s urban forest for greater growth. We have a wealth of knowledge in performing tree care services from delicate or seemingly inaccessible places. Let us help you.