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 Eldred grew up to become an arborist, married Lily and raised three daughters. USA Today, 10 Jan. 2022 An arborist inspected the tree for the county three years ago and found no signs of disease. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Oct. 2021 Regular attention from an arborist reduces the problem of destructive damage, but some of the breakage is unpredictable. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Nov. 2021 Environmental Club faculty sponsor Kristina Probst worked with Blue Island resident Val Kehoe, a horticulturist and certified arborist who partners with Chicago Regional Tree Initiative, in coordinating the planting at Eisenhower. Paul Eisenberg,, 29 Oct. 2021 To learn more about Lymantria dispar, find an arborist or help out with identification and detection of the moths, visit Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Dec. 2021 My arborist has proposed chipping larger branches on my paper birch that have died. oregonlive, 5 Dec. 2021 Carlini, who works as an arborist, arrived on a recent urban hike with tree clippers and work gloves. Nara Schoenberg,, 23 Nov. 2021 The additional 10 feet assumes that each of the trees will grow about 2.5 feet per year, a figure that a city arborist said is reasonable. Rob Vardon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of arborist

1755, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jan 2022

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“Arborist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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