tree surgery

noun

Definition of 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

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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, NOLA.com, 13 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of tree surgery

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tree%20surgery. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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