Our Love Story
of Brown’s Tree Care, Tyrone & Kitty Brown share
a love story with each other and nature. Their passion for
arboriculture goes a long way back. They both spent their
growing up years in a rural agricultural community. When
Tyrone was 11 years old, Kitty’s family moved next
door (Kitty was 10 years old), and yes it was love at first
The deal was sealed when Tyrone’s favorite
aunt (affectionately known as Aunt Shug) made them share
a song book in their local church youth choir. They became
best friends as children and were inseparable; loving nature,
climbing trees, eating fresh fruit from Tyrone’s family’s
15 different species of fruit trees. They ate grapes from
the vine, raw veggies from the garden, laughing, playing,
and sometimes, their version of championship wrestling (which
Kitty always won – at the time being about 6”
As teenagers their friendship blossomed into
love. Tyrone and Kitty showed a strong interest in trees
even back then. During the summers when school was out Tyrone
worked at places like Stark Brothers Nursery grafting and
budding fruit trees, Peach tree orchards, and a Pecan tree
orchard with Kitty.
Kitty always had a special interest in the relationship
between soil, plant life, and water, which helped her win
second place at the high school science fair explaining
the difference in tap water and rain water.
off to college
Tyrone received the John Philip Sousa
Award (an award given to the most outstanding senior
in music) so consequently was able to go to Grambling State
University on a music scholarship. They were married the
same year. Kitty attended University of Arkansas at
Pine Bluff where Tyrone transferred the following year
to join her.
After college, they moved to Dallas with $58.00
and a dream. Tyrone reminisces, “When I tell people
we had a humble beginning here in Dallas, I don’t
tell them how humble. We slept in our car in the dead of
winter for almost 2 weeks until we got our first check from
a temporary restaurant job that we were able to pick up.
After our first checks we were able to move
into a very, very humble motel. After about a month of that
we saved enough to find a small apartment to call home."
before brown's tree
Eventually, Tyrone got a job working for Asplundh
Tree Experts (the largest tree company in America) where
he quickly became a crew foreman.
After work, they began to find customers of their own and
do the work on the weekends. Word of their professionalism,
knowledge of trees and great service spread quickly until
Tyrone was able to quit Asplundh Tree Experts and start
serving his growing customer list full time. In 1983, Brown’s
Tree Care was born.
Twenty-eight years later, Tyrone
and Kitty still love each other and nature through Brown’s
Tree Care. Their company services the Dallas/Fort Worth
Texas and Houston area in excellence. They oversee a team
of specialists and certified arborists.
A note from Ty & Kitty
“The tree is the largest and most people believe
the most important plant in a landscape (natural or designed).
They cover hills and mountains, the banks of our many rivers
and lakes, parks, city streets and in the yards of our many
We are thankful to be able to
care for and treat these magnificent creations. We are thankful
for our family which includes two sons, Tyrone Jr., Carlos,
one daughter Shari, one daughter- in-law La Fonda, son-
in-law Clifton, two grand daughters Danielle, Kyla and newest
addition grandson Clifton, Jr.
We are so very thankful for YOU
our customer. For without you our company would not exist.
Thanks for reading our story!”
Ty & Kitty