• Felicano performing a standard dead pine tree removal. Notice that he is wearing all of the required personal protective equipment for the particular job. Compare this to many of our competitors ads and websites and see how many of them are adhering to the OSHA and ANSI guidlines by wearing the correct saftey gear.
  • Yes we even prune palm trees. Downey Tree crews begin setup to prune one of the thousands of palm trees that we prune each year from our Destin, Florida location.
  • Downey Tree Crews prune a large American Beech tree to remove deadwood and enhance the overall appearance.
  • Downey Tree Crews removing a large Oak tree from the grounds of the Georgia State Capital. This tree was infected with a fungus called Ganoderma which is a wood decaying fungi.
  • Pruning Palms in Paradise. Downey Trees crews keep the palm trees looking their best at Sandestin Resort in Destin, Florida.
  • One of Downey Trees Crew Leaders removing a storm damaged oak tree and in doing so makes another Atlanta property safe…
  • Downey Trees, Inc. crew leader removing a hazardous dead pine tree at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park aided by one of the newest aerial lifts.

  • Downey Trees, Inc. crews working hard at Atlanta’s Turner Field getting it ready for the filming of an episode of American Ninja.


Downey Trees, Inc. was founded in 1984 by Downey Poteat and Paul Bagley. Since becoming sole owner in 1989, Paul Bagley has led Downey Trees, Inc. on a path of unprecedented growth, to become the respected authority in tree care that it is today. As Custodians of the environment, Downey Trees, Inc. has several divisions that ensure debris produced by ourselves and others is recycled and not placed in a landfill.

The majority of the Atlanta area tree crews come together to perform a large project where the road was closed and the project had to be completed in one day. Others said it could not be done in one day but Downey Trees proved that with our experience and team work no project is too big.

Choosing a Tree Care Company
We understand that choosing a tree care company can be confusing and overwhelming.
There are several key indicators of professionalism and dependability in which we take part:

The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)

Staff Certifications:
The International Society of Arboriculture
American Society of Consulting Arborists
National Arborist Association
Georgia Arborists Association (GAA)

Commercial General Liability
Workers Compensation

Safety Standards:
Downey Trees performs to the industry standards and within local permits.
All our staff wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as hardhats, safety glasses, hearing protection.





Paul Bagley
ISA Certified Arborist
32 years experience
Chris Lane
ISA Certified Arborist
27 years experience
Downey Poteat
36 years experience
Rob Jones

Production Manager

26 years experience

Jacques C. Mayer

General Manager

36 years experience

Rusty Lee
Vice President Tree Care Operations
ISA Certified Arborist
25 years experience
Jamie Duncan
ISA Certified Arborist
20 years experience
Nick LeCroy
ISA Certified Arborist
20 years experience
Zack Parker
ISA Certified Arborist
12 years experience


Matt Martin
Greenwaste Recycling Manager
20 years experience
Jason Rivers
Production Manager, Greenwaste Division
Pete Zogby
ISA Certified Arborist,
Certified Treecare Safety Professional,
Certified Arborist,
29 years experience
Jason Chester
ISA Certified Arborist
20 years experience




Lukas Ball
Plant Health Care Manager
ISA Certified Arborist
Member: American Society of Consulting Arborists
18 years experience
Rick Barnes
Tree/Plant Healthcare
37 years experience