arborist

noun
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 The Fresno Bee reports homeowners Greg and Dana Pratt have hired an arborist to tend to the first tree of what today is known as Christmas Tree Lane. USA TODAY, "Liberty State Park, Christmas Tree Lane, time capsule: News from around our 50 states," 3 Dec. 2019 An anonymous arborist replaced it a few hours later. oregonlive, "Search suspended for missing Washington County woman: Morning Briefing for Monday, Dec. 30," 30 Dec. 2019 Evin Lambert, an arborist for Monarch Environmental, said in a recent letter to the city. Lilly Nguyen, Daily Pilot, "Ailing eucalyptus tree outside Laguna’s Urth Caffe to come down after years of attempts to save it," 30 Sep. 2019 Geoff Manning, a private arborist in Roanoke, got to know King at a tree conference a few years back. Henri Gendreau, Washington Post, "Virginia Tech arborist branches out on Blacksburg campus," 29 Nov. 2019 Once the rose is planted, give it a layer of bark mulch or arborist’s chips and start your fertilizer program in spring. oregonlive, "Is it natural for evergreens to drop their foliage this time of year? Ask an expert," 19 Oct. 2019 Winn, like other competitors, works as a professional arborist. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Balboa Park tree climbers wow crowd, pursue glory," 13 Oct. 2019 The arborists were approximately 40 feet in the air when the boom lift tilted and fell. oregonlive.com, "Pickathon, GuildWorks establish memorial fund for arborists who died at music festival site," 13 Aug. 2019 An arborist was on hand when piping was replaced near the roots of sycamores, stone pines and other old friends. John King, SFChronicle.com, "Washington Square Park is back — with design tweaks as timeless as North Beach itself," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of arborist

1755, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2020

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“Arborist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arborist?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=a&file=arbori04. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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