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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.
Historical Examples

The art of caring for trees is called arboriculture, and one who devotes himself to it an arborist.
Special Days and their Observance Anonymous

An arboret is a little tree; an arborist, or arbortor, is one who studies or cultivates trees.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

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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