Clayton Tree Service provides professional tree care for homes and businesses in the Santa Barbara area.  The company was founded by Fred Clayton, an experienced Certified Arborist who has been in business for over twenty years performing all aspects of tree care:

ISA proper pruning. Crown restoration. Shaping, cabling, and bracing. Crown reduction. Deep root fertilization. Hedges. Thinning and dead wood removal. Stump grinding. Brush chipping. Restoration of health and beauty. Removals and transplanting. Planting of new trees. Residential and Commercial. Fully Licensed and Insured. 24-Hour emergency service. State Contractor's Lic. #680527





Our Mission

At Clayton Tree Service our mission is simple: to provide the best service for a fair price, preserve and protect nature, and treat our customers with respect and individual attention.

Dale Olivas - Crew Leader

Professional Team

Fred Clayton

Certified Arborist

Dale Olivas

 Crew Leader

M. K. Flores

Marketing Dir.

Caron D'Orazio


Explanation of the ISA Certification Credentials.

Membership with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) does not equal Certification. Anyone with a chainsaw and a pickup truck can be a professional arborist, but it may Not indicate they are accredited as Certified. The ISA certification credential is earned by passing an exam. The explanation below identifies the basic requirements, as stated by ISA:


“To earn an ISA Certified Arborist® credential, you must be trained and knowledgeable in all aspects of arboriculture. ISA Certified Arborist® have met all requirements to be eligible for the exam, which includes three or more years of full-time, eligible, practical work experience in arboriculture and/or a degree in the field of arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from a regionally accredited educational institute. This certification covers a large number of topics giving the candidates flexibility in the arboricultural profession. A code of ethics for ISA Certified Arborists® strengthens the credibility and reliability of the work force. This certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute, meeting and exceeding ISO 17024.”