Definition of arborist
: a specialist in the care and maintenance of trees
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Designed by an arborist with a team of architects, this tree house includes a large terrace and an interior that fits up to four people.
Morton Arboretum arborist and community trees project coordinator Emily Okallau will lead participants from 10 a.m. to noon July 15 on a 1.7 mile loop beginning at 148th St. and Pulaski Road.
Tree care should be done by professional arborists.
An arborist may also suggest shaping up the tree for some added beauty, if possible.
Richard Mason’s amateur arborist makes a foray into the forest in Who Killed Piet Barol?
Another arborist described it as an accident waiting to happen, adding that trimming it out of the neighbor’s air space would remove 30 percent of the canopy and doom the tree.
An arborist may provide services like tree removal, pruning, fertilization, pest management, and risk assessment.
State arborists researched the tree climbs and determined that, with careful anchor placement and care not to compact the soil at the base, the operation did not pose a threat to the trees.
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