arboriculture

noun
ar·​bor·​i·​cul·​ture | \ ˈär-bər-ə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce arboriculture (audio) , är-ˈbȯr-ə- How to pronounce arboriculture (audio) \

Definition of arboriculture

: the cultivation of trees and shrubs especially for ornamental purposes

Other Words from arboriculture

arboricultural \ ˌär-​bər-​ə-​ˈkəl-​chər-​əl How to pronounce arboriculture (audio) , är-​ˌbȯr-​ə-​ \ adjective

Examples of arboriculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the fastest growing areas has been utility arboriculture, which involves managing trees near power lines and other infrastructure. Marguerite Holloway, New York Times, 7 Oct. 2020 Trees with structural defects cannot withstand wind gusts of more than 50 miles per hour, said Kristina Bezanson, an arboriculture and urban forestry lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. BostonGlobe.com, 18 Oct. 2019 Bill Fountain, University of Kentucky professor of arboriculture, and others suggested less drastic cutting or rethinking the locations of lights and cameras. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of arboriculture

circa 1778, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arboriculture

arbori- + -culture (as in agriculture)

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“Arboriculture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arboriculture. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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