ar·​bor·​ist ˈär-bə-rist How to pronounce arborist (audio)
: a specialist in the care and maintenance of trees

Examples of arborist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, a 10-foot branch fell off the tree about 50 feet, which prompted Sullivan to hire a team of arborists to investigate the health, KING-TV said. Danielle Jennings, Peoplemag, 28 May 2024 But a state law passed in 2019 allows the permitting process to be bypassed if a tree is deemed a safety hazard by a certified arborist. Alyssa Johnson, Miami Herald, 22 Apr. 2024 On road trips with his fiancee across the country as far as Kentucky and Florida, Huston sought out arborists, importers and homegrown hardwood retailers. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 18 Apr. 2024 Araya also catalogs champion trees — the largest specimens in the state or even the country — wherever his work takes him, which is all across L.A. One of his favorite specimens to send fellow arborists out to is the towering silk floss in back of Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery in Sawtelle. Ryan Bradley, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for arborist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of arborist was in 1755

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“Arborist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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ar·​bor·​ist ˈär-bə-rəst How to pronounce arborist (audio)
: a specialist in the care of trees

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