Woman-Owned and Women-Strong
Texas Tree Surgeons is proud to be woman-owned and women-managed, and in January 2022, we celebrated another milestone as a third member of our team, Meaggan Reid, became an International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist® (BCMA). Meaggan joins our owner, Amy Heath, and our managing arborist, Hannah Edinburgh in an achievement that recognizes arborists who have reached “the pinnacle of their profession,” and which is held by fewer than two percent of all ISA Certified Arborists. In fact, there are only four women who are ISA BCMAs in the state of Texas, and three of them are at TTS! Meaggan is a recent addition to the family of women that make TTS strong, and we are proud of her achievement!
Amy Langbein Heath
Amy’s journey to become an arborist began with a hike along the Appalachian Trail in 2005. Since then, Amy has dedicated herself to the care of trees and the education of tree-owners. First as an arborist, then as the owner, Amy has made Texas Tree Surgeons into a tree care company founded on a love of trees and a love of our community. Amy has endeavored to bring strong female leadership and innovation into a field historically dominated by men, and has inspired others to follow her example. Amy became the first woman in Texas to achieve BCMA status in 2019.
In 2011, Hannah’s parents had a tree fall in their backyard. Fortunately, Amy was the arborist they called to evaluate it. Amy’s passion for tree care and education inspired Hannah to turn her own love of the outdoors and wildlife into a career, and Hannah has since gone on to become a BCMA and a Registered Consulting Arborist.
Although she didn’t start her career in tree care at TTS, Meaggan was inspired by Amy’s example to seek a place on our team. Meaggan’s drive to offer the highest level of tree care and customer service was a natural fit, and her love of education and level of arboricultural knowledge was formally recognized with her achieving BCMA status in 2022. Meaggan has already shown her desire and support for the culture we seek to spread at TTS, and we are proud of her achievement and grateful to have her as part of our family!
Amy’s first hire, Lindsey is a long-time believer that our success as a company is dependent upon our closeness and familial culture. Her care extends to her customers, and she is able to take her intelligence, skill, and training and communicate with those who may not know the first thing about trees.
Emily found TTS through a friend of Amy’s, and she has brought outstanding customer service and sales, married with dedication to her community. A resident of Rockwall, she has developed a loyal customer base who value her expertise, guidance, and personality.
At Texas Tree Surgeons, we love trees and we love our community, especially all the women who work to improve the lives of others in every field. We are honored to have partnerships with other women-led organizations, such as Genesis Women’s Shelter and Turn Compost. Our sister company, Burn This Firewood, is woman-managed as well, with Maria Castro Gutierrez serving as the “Jade” of firewood. As we continue to grow, we hope to offer more opportunities for women in a male-dominated industry. Know of a woman who is interested in trees and would like to know more about what it means to be in tree care? Let us know!
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