We specialize in all tree work, but especially technical tree removal done safely. We are experts in the field of tree care and have International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) arborists on staff. Our services include tree removals, tree pruning, risk assessment, defensible space, crane work, emergency storm damage work, and stump grinding. We are locally owned, fully licensed, insured, and bonded.


At Alpine Arborists Tree Care, we are committed to provide our customers high quality services personalized for their unique needs and done in a safe manner. We take great pride in our ability to maintain and ensure the health of your trees by proper ecological management. We help you preserve your investment to the outside of your home. 


We provide tree care and tree removal service to the Lake Tahoe/ Truckee area in the Tahoe City, Sunnyside, Tahoe Pines, Ward Canyon, Homewood, Tahoma, Meeks Bay, Rubicon Bay, Emerald Bay, Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, Dollar Hill, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach, Brockway, Incline Village, Lahontan, Martis Camp, Schaffer’s Mill, Gray’s Crossing, Old Greenwood, Prosser Lakeview, Prosser Heights, Old Town Truckee and Gateway communities.  

locally owned

Alpine Arborists Tree Care is owned and operated by long time Tahoe residents Tyler and Crystal Boutelle. Tyler is an International Society of Arborists’ Certified Arborist (#WE-8090A) and is Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) and oversees the operations side of the business, while Crystal handles the bookkeeping and human resources side. They bought the business in 2011, and at the same time purchased the tree division of Cut-Rite Tree and Spray, which continues to operate as the pest control and plant health care sister company, with Tyler as co-owner.

Tyler is from upstate New York and graduated from St Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Biology combined. Tyler has been performing tree work in the Lake Tahoe area since 2002 and has been a Certified Arborist since 2007. Tyler also holds structural and agricultural pesticide applicators licenses in order to help customers maintain the health of their trees and property.

Crystal is a life-long California resident and a graduate of UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Resource Science. Crystal has extensive background in accounting, bookkeeping and human resources and is the HR and accounting manager for both Alpine Arborists and Cut-Rite.

Tyler and Crystal have two daughters and live in Truckee.

family in front of remote cabin
Tyler and Crystal in wilderness
family in front of remote cabin
Tyler and Crystal Boutelle, owners