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Arborist in Lake Worth, FL

Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc. stands as the epitome of excellence in arboriculture, offering unparalleled expertise and service as an ISA certified arborist and consultant. With a rich tapestry of credentials and decades of hands-on experience, our mission is to provide tailored insights and solutions for the optimal care of your greenery. Whether you own a residential property or manage a commercial space, our comprehensive services encompass all aspects of woody plants, landscaping, and trees.

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Expert Arboreal Consulting Services

Trees are strong and hearty, yet also delicate and particular. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for ensuring your trees grow strong, healthy and verdant, which means it’s important to consult with an arborist in Lake Worth, FL on the proper care of your trees. Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc. is ready to help.

We bring a wealth of experience to assessing and diagnosing your trees, ensuring we’re making the right recommendations when it comes to care, pest control, disease management and even relocation and replanting. We take an in-depth approach to every tree and property we consult on, providing extensive insight and thoroughly-written reports you can use to instantly improve the health outlook of your greenery.


Expert Mangrove Tree Care Consulting

Mangrove trees and bushes play a crucial role in Florida’s ecosystems and are safeguarded under the Mangrove Act. Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc. takes pride in being your go-to expert for mangrove tree care consulting services. With an in-depth understanding of mangroves and the associated legal nuances, we guide you through the proper permits for care, removal, transplanting, and trimming of these environmentally protected trees. Rest easy knowing that your mangroves are in the hands of knowledgeable professionals committed to their well-being.

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No job is too small, no tree is too tall

As a highly qualified arborist in Lake Worth, FL, our familiarity with the diverse tree and plant species native to the Southeast is unparalleled. Beyond traditional tree care, we have actively participated in a spectrum of projects, ranging from advising on landscape renovations and insurance appraisals to contributing to irrigation engineering. Regardless of the condition of your trees, woody plants, or landscape, our expert insights ensure your foliage thrives, growing healthy and strong for years to come.

Our decades of experience and commitment to personalized attention set us apart. We have proudly served an extensive client base, including world-famous resorts and golf clubs. Our services extend beyond consultation, offering comprehensive written reports and follow-up plans encompassing nutritional recommendations, health programs, maintenance strategies, and more.

  • Our level of education and firsthand advisory experience can’t be matched. We’ve been doing this for decades and take pride in the personalized level of attention we provide.
  • We’ve worked to provide arboreal consulting services for a broad range of clients, including world-famous resorts and golf clubs.
  • We offer written reports for all consultations and can follow up with nutritional plans, health programs, maintenance recommendations and more.
  • We welcome consulting projects of all sizes and types, residential and commercial in nature.

Certifications, Accreditations & Affiliations

At Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc., our mission is to deliver tailored insights and solutions to you regarding your greenery. In order to do this, we’ve amassed a broad range of credentials, accreditations and affiliations, including:

  • American Society of Consulting Arborists
  • Boca Beautification Committee
  • Certificate of Merit from National Arbor Day Foundation
  • Certified Arborist License SO 0326 – John Sutton
  • Community and Civic Affiliations
  • Traq Qualified
  • Florida Landscape Inspectors Association
  • International Society of Arboriculture
  • National Arbor Day Foundation
  • Society of Commercial Arboriculture

We offer the best in arborist consulting all across Florida and surrounding areas to Lake Worth Florida, including:

  • Lantana, FL
  • Palm Springs, FL
  • Boynton Beach, FL
  • Palm Beach, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Century Village, FL
  • Delray Beach, FL
  • Riviera Beach, FL
  • Wellington, FL
  • Royal Palm Beach, FL
  • Lake Park, FL
  • Kings Point, FL
  • North Palm Beach, FL
  • Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Boca Raton, FL
Experience the pinnacle of arboriculture with Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc. – where expertise meets excellence for your greenery’s optimal health and vitality. Our unwavering commitment to quality, paired with our extensive experience, ensures that your property receives the attention it deserves, promoting the longevity and vibrancy of your green investments. From the meticulous care of mangroves, protected under the Mangrove Act, to the nuanced advice on landscape renovations and irrigation engineering, our services are tailored to meet your unique needs.Our team, led by Certified Arborist John Sutton, brings forth a level of education and firsthand advisory experience that can’t be matched. With a track record spanning decades, we’ve become the trusted consultants for a diverse clientele, including world-famous resorts and golf clubs. Every consultation with Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc. comes complete with detailed written reports and a commitment to follow-up, providing you with nutritional plans, health programs, and maintenance recommendations to ensure the continued well-being of your green assets.Our extensive list of certifications, accreditations, and affiliations is a testament to our dedication to excellence. From the American Society of Consulting Arborists to the National Arbor Day Foundation, our involvement in these organizations reflects our ongoing commitment to staying at the forefront of arboriculture practices. We bring this wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project, big or small, residential or commercial.
Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the health and vibrancy of green spaces in Lake Worth, FL, and beyond. Our reach extends to neighboring areas, including Lantana, Palm Springs, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Century Village, Delray Beach, Riviera Beach, Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Park, Kings Point, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and Boca Raton. Partner with us for arborist consulting that goes beyond expectations, ensuring the longevity and vitality of your greenery for years to come.


Get info on Florida HB No. 1159.
New tree care laws that went into effect on July 1st, 2019.



2022 Florida Statutes
163.045 Tree pruning, trimming, or removal on residential property

  • (1) For purposes of this section, the term:
    • (a) “Documentation” means an onsite assessment performed in accordance with the tree risk assessment procedures outlined in Best Management Practices – Tree Risk Assessment, Second Edition (2017) by an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) or a Florida licensed landscape architect and signed by the certified arborist or licensed landscape architect.
    • (b) “Residential property” means a single-family, detached building located on a lot that is actively used for single-family residential purposes and that is either a conforming use or a legally recognized nonconforming use in accordance with the local jurisdiction’s applicable land development regulations.
  • (2) A local government may not require a notice, application, approval, permit, fee, or mitigation for the pruning, trimming, or removal of a tree on a residential property if the property owner possesses documentation from an arborist certified by the ISA or a Florida licensed landscape architect that the tree poses an unacceptable risk to persons or property. A tree poses an unacceptable risk if removal is the only means of practically mitigating its risk below moderate, as determined by the tree risk assessment procedures outlined in Best Management Practices – Tree Risk Assessment, Second Edition (2017).
  • (3) A local government may not require a property owner to replant a tree that was pruned, trimmed, or removed in accordance with this section.
  • (4) This section does not apply to the exercise of specifically delegated authority for mangrove protection pursuant to ss. 403.9321-403.9333.