Tierson Boutte, founder and co-owner of Boutte Tree, Inc. was born in Manhattan, NY and grew up in Washington, DC until the age of twelve or so. At that point the family moved to upstate NY where he finished high school in a small mountain town named Keene Valley. A popular ski destination, it became the place where Tierson was to become trained in and finally master snow shoveling.
After his freshman year at Georgia Tech studying engineering and a disastrous internship in a light switch manufacturing facility, he went home for the summer to work in the view pruning business for Sawteeth, a local business owned by Dan Moore. He learned the ropes and when he returned to school he went to work for Smith’s Tree Service located in Austell, GA. There he was introduced to the removal end of the business. After a while, Tierson left and started offering his own services to the residents of Atlanta.
Boutte Tree came into existence shortly thereafter. At first very small, Tierson has seen the company grow little by little. After he graduated in 2002 with a degree in civil engineering, he devoted all of his energies to the business. Shortly thereafter he became certified as an arborist.
Tierson does the bulk of the safety training and employee development for the field staff and keeps a hand in daily production as well. Tierson is involved in regional training efforts and collaborates with the GAA (Georgia Arborist Association), the Crane Safety Institute, and other local organizations in an effort to improve safety and build up skill levels within the industry. His hobbies include wood splitting and rope splicing.
ISA Board Certified Master Arborist: SO-5119B
Jessa BoutteOwner – In 2005, Tierson married Jessa and now they own and manage Boutte Tree together. The Bouttes have 2 daughters who are both avid tree climbers. The whole family loves trees!
Tyler BaxterISA Certified Arborist: SO-5613AUTM TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professional #0350 GA Certified Pesticide Applicator #06744
Alex MartinISA Certified Arborist #SO-6828 AT
Todd HarkleroadISA Certified Arborist: SO-5818A
Phil SehenukISA Certified Arborist – SO-10124A
John KaufmanISA Certified Arborist: SO-10091A
Robert BrettschneiderPlant Health Care Director
ISA Certified Arborist WI-0338ATISA
Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
GA Certified Pesticide Applicator-04207