ar·​bor·​ist | \ ˈär-bə-rist How to pronounce arborist (audio) \

Definition of arborist

: a specialist in the care and maintenance of trees

Examples of arborist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the most effective ways to protect the value of live oaks and other shade trees is to establish a relationship with an arborist. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: How to select and best grow shade trees in your San Antonio garden," 8 Oct. 2020 Pathologists tell us that mid-summer, during the hottest weather, is another suitable time to prune. Hire a certified arborist with experience in oak wilt issues. Neil Sperry,, "Neil Sperry: English ivy growing on trees is usually nothing to worry about," 26 Nov. 2020 At a certain point, the arborist decides the need to take down trees. John Benson, cleveland, "Lakewood City Council seeks to clarify city’s tree removal policy; Mayor George has issues with proposal," 25 Nov. 2020 Now the Ward 3 councilman is hoping City Council approves his new ordinance that will allow the city arborist to rebuild the Seven Hills tree canopy using money from the city’s tree fund. John Benson, cleveland, "Seven Hills looks to tap into city fund to grow tree canopy," 18 Nov. 2020 Last year, the public school cleaned up a grove of mature trees planted on its property more than 20 years ago by an arborist who had hoped it would be used for an outdoor learning space. The Salt Lake Tribune, "COVID-19 is fueling a Utah shift to outdoor classrooms," 11 Oct. 2020 An arborist is a person who has been certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. Juhi Varma, Houston Chronicle, "Houston arborist discusses tree care tips during storms, hurricanes," 28 Sep. 2020 The care included regular pruning and yearly supplemental feedings by an arborist. Jennifer Johnson,, "Niles residents receive award for preserving backyard bur oak tree, estimated at more than 200 years old," 28 Sep. 2020 Few companies order removal of healthy trees, according to Gary Manly, an arborist in Wilton Manors who maintains the Strautmans’ trees. Ron Hurtibise,, "Insurance companies are ordering more home inspections. Here’s what to expect," 26 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of arborist

1755, in the meaning defined above

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15 Dec 2020

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“Arborist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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