arboriculture


ar·bor·i·cul·ture

noun \ˈär-bər-ə-ˌkəl-chər, är-ˈbr-ə-\

Definition of ARBORICULTURE

:  the cultivation of trees and shrubs especially for ornamental purposes
ar·bor·i·cul·tur·al \ˌär-bər-ə-ˈkəl-chər-əl, är-ˌbr-ə-\ adjective

Origin of ARBORICULTURE

arbori- + -culture (as in agriculture)
First Known Use: circa 1778

arboriculture

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Cultivation of trees, shrubs, and woody plants for shading and decorating. Arboriculture includes all aspects of growing, maintaining, and identifying plants, arranging plantings for their ornamental values, and removing trees. The well-being of individual plants is the major concern of arboriculture, in contrast to such related fields as forestry and agriculture, in which the major concern is the welfare of a large group of plants as a whole.

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