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

Marshall Badeaux

President & Consulting Arborist

With over 20 years of tree industry experience, Marshall is also among the most certified in the area. 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.

McKinley Katz

McKinley Katz

Program Manager & 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.

Elora Palmer

Elora Palmer

PHC/Project Manager

When Elora, a veterinary professional of 6 years, was ready to broaden her knowledge base and embark on a new journey, she welcomed the opportunity to begin her career in the tree care industry with Charleston Tree Experts. Her ever-present desire to learn inspires her to provide ample client and public education, in which she believes is one of the largest assets a company can utilize. As part of the Plant Health Care department her goal is to preserve and maintain as many trees as possible while providing excellent client education and satisfaction. While not hard at work Elora enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with her family and numerous pets. 

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!

Carleigh Puck

Carleigh Puck

Project Manager

Carleigh began her professional career as a Legal Assistant at a law firm in June of 2018. She recently moved to Charleston where an opportunity arose to begin a new career path with Charleston Tree Experts. Carleigh was raised in a military family but has lived in Sumter her entire life. Growing up, she developed a love for dance and being in the studio, which is where she spent most of her time. She was constantly learning how to better herself as a performer and learning interpersonal skills that have sculpted her into the professional she is today. She loves diving into new experiences and opening doors to new opportunities.

Juan Dominguez

Juan Dominguez

Climbing Arborist & Crew Leader

With 22 years of experience in the tree industry and bull riding under his belt, Juan’s steady hand and wealth of tree care knowledge qualify him to perform everything from strategic pruning to tough tree removals. True to his desire for a challenge, Juan loves that his career in Arboriculture enables him to encounter new experiences each day. He strives to continue to learn new tree care techniques while leading his teammates to accomplish each project with professionalism and care. If he’s not smiling from inside a tree canopy, Juan can be found fishing and spending time with his son.

Micaiah Basham

Micaiah Basham

Climbing Arborist & Crew Leader

After traveling abroad and along the East coast, Micaiah took up permanent residence in South Carolina in 2015 where he began a career in the tree industry. As a Climbing Arborist for Charleston Tree Experts, Micaiah continues to grow and perfect his skills in caring for Charleston’s oldest living residents. He is a fun loving husband, father and teammate. Micaiah enjoys fishing and spending time outdoors with his wife and 2 children.

Brandon Kessing

Brandon Kessing

Climbing Arborist & Crew Leader

Brandon, a Charlestonian since birth, has been caring for Lowcountry trees for over a decade. As brave as he is confident, Brandon most enjoys challenging tree removals. He wastes no time in lending a hand to fellow crew members and has grown into a compassionate and commanding leader on site. No matter the adversity, Brandon approaches every challenge with a huge smile and considerate demeanor. On the weekends, Brandon enjoys gaming and perfecting his craft in tree climbing.

John Sparks

John Sparks

Arborist Representative

John was born in San Diego, but now resides in the beautiful lowcountry. He has been working in the tree care industry for two years and has loved every minute of it. He enjoys bringing out the true beauty of a tree by executing proper care and pruning techniques. John appreciates the ability to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary, especially when the clients are satisfied. Spending time with his wife and kids is his main priority outside of work, but he also enjoys drawing, singing, and writing music.

Dakotah Thomas

Dakotah Thomas

Arborist Representative

Born in Anderson and raised in Aiken, Dakotah, a South Carolina native, entered the tree care industry seeking adventure and new experiences nearly three years ago. He enjoys the thrill of being in the tree tops and welcomes the daily challenges presented working for a tree care company. Dakotah appreciates that every tree is unique in its own way and requires an individualized approach. When he is not up in the trees, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Being on the water is his happy place.

Our Licenses and Certificates

Certificate of Completion

ASCA Certificate

TPAQ Tree and Plant Appraisal Qualified

ASCA Certificate

Certificate of Completion

ASCA Certificate

CTSP Certified Tree Care Safety Professional

ASCA Certificate

Certificate of Completion

ASCA Certificate

Certificate of Completion

ASCA Certificate

INTAC KL Certificate of Participant

ASCA Certificate

Certificate of Completion

ASCA Certificate

ISA Arborist Certificate

ASCA Certificate

Certificate of Completion

ASCA Certificate

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.