a specialist in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs, including tree surgery, the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tree diseases, and the control of pests.
The art of caring for trees is called arboriculture, and one who devotes himself to it an arborist.
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An arboret is a little tree; an arborist, or arbortor, is one who studies or cultivates trees.
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The handling of shade trees such as we have in our city streets is the work of an arborist.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Various
a specialist in the cultivation of trees
1570s, from Latin arbor “tree,” of unknown origin, + -ist. In early use probably from French arboriste.
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a treelike appearance, as in certain minerals or fossils. Anatomy. the branchlike appearance characteristic of certain nerve-cell outgrowths. Historical Examples The arborization of the metal as it spreads out from the main shaft of the hinge is beautifully decorative in effect. The Thirteenth James J. Walsh noun a branching treelike appearance in certain fossils and […]
arborize arborize ar·bo·rize (är’bə-rīz’) v. ar·bo·rized, ar·bo·riz·ing, ar·bo·riz·es To ramify. Historical Examples Each also gives off a number of finer processes (dendrites) which arborize in the next layer. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1 Various
of or relating to trees.