Meet Our Arboricultural Experts
John Sutton – Founder and Chief Arborist
Experience and Expertise:
With over 37 years in the arboricultural industry, John Sutton, the founder and chief arborist of Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc., is a seasoned professional deeply rooted in the world of trees. Growing up in West Monroe, Louisiana, John’s early exposure to the family-owned sawmill ignited his passion for trees. After serving in the US Air Force, John embarked on a journey in tree climbing, earning certification as an arborist in 1986 and achieving ISA Certified Arborist status in 1992.
In 1988, John relocated to South Florida, where he served as a foreman before establishing Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc. in 1996. John’s commitment to continuous education is reflected in his certifications, including becoming a Certified Landscape Inspector in 2002 and a graduate of The American Society of Consulting Arborist Academy in 2006.
John’s professional journey spans inter-regional climates, from North Carolina to California and Florida to the Caribbean. He has played pivotal roles in diverse landscaping projects, from golf course construction and industrial park development to advising on historical and champion trees.
John’s arboricultural expertise has been instrumental in the care of notable trees, such as The Champion Green Buttonwood tree in Palm Beach, Florida, the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States. Noteworthy projects include Trump International Golf Club, The Boca Resort and Club, and The Breakers Resort of Palm Beach. Post-2004-05 hurricanes, John appraised damages to trees and landscapes for numerous resorts and golf courses.
Certifications and Affiliations:
ISA Certified Arborist SO 02368 – John Sutton (Updated Certification Number)
Certified Landscape Inspector #2002-202, LIAF
Member – Florida Landscape Inspectors Association, LIAF
Past President – Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Arborist Association
Member – International Society of Arboriculture, ISA
Member – Society of Commercial Arboriculture, SCA
Member – American Society of Consulting Arborist (since 7/2004)
Certificate of Merit from National Arbor Day Foundation
National Arbor Day Foundation
Boca Beautification Committee, Boca Raton, Florida.
Pruning Prescription Qualification, PPQ
Trea Jones – ISA Certified Arborist
Meet Trea Jones, an ISA Certified Arborist #Fl-9929A, specializing in the meticulous care and risk evaluation of trees. Originally from Georgia, Trea honed his tree expertise while pursuing his college education at the University of North Georgia. Under his grandfather’s guidance at Sutton Consulting, Trea cultivated a profound understanding of tree maintenance and quality assurance. Post-college, he expanded his arboricultural proficiency by achieving certification in Florida. Drawing from his grandfather’s wisdom and Trea’s unwavering commitment, he has evolved into an exceptional Arborist, bridging the realms of nature and expertise.
Working at Sutton Consulting has been instrumental in broadening his skills and credentials. Trea is a seasoned arborist dedicated to safeguarding the vitality and aesthetics of your trees. Backed by years of experience and requisite certifications, he delivers tailored, high-quality tree care solutions, including pruning, removal, and comprehensive health assessments. Experience the transformative impact that Trea’s expertise and passion can have on the well-being of your trees!
Certifications and Affiliations:
ISA Certified Arborist #Fl-9929A (Updated Certification Number)
TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
At Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc., our founders and arborists, John Sutton and Trea Jones, combine experience, expertise, and passion to provide unmatched tree care and consulting services. Whether you have a historical champion tree or a landscaping project, trust our team to nurture the health and beauty of your outdoor spaces.
Give Sutton Consulting Arborist, Inc. a call today at 561-493-3310.