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.

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.

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!

Sabine Frank

Sabine Frank

Qualified Arborist

Sabine, born in France and raised in Pennsylvania, has lived in Charleston for past 19 years. With a background in market research and wedding planning, Sabine loves a challenge and the adventure every day brings to being an arborist. On the weekends, Sabine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding bikes and going to the beach.

Hannah Hunter

Hannah Hunter

Customer Care Manager

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!

Charlie Cooper

Charlie Cooper

PHC Technician

Mike Stokes

Mike Stokes

Arborist Representative

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!

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.