tree surgery


: operative treatment of diseased trees especially for control of decay
broadly : practices forming part of the professional care of specimen or shade trees
tree surgeon noun

Examples of tree surgery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An arborist license authorizes the holder to make recommendations or execute tree surgery-type work including tree evaluation, removal, pruning, trimming, cabling, fertilization and cavity work. Dan Gill,, 13 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tree surgery was in 1902

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“Tree surgery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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