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arborist

[ahr-ber-ist] /ˈɑr bər ɪst/
noun
1.
a specialist in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs, including tree surgery, the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tree diseases, and the control of pests.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; arbor3 + -ist
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Examples from the web for arborist
  • To avoid further damage to trees and property a professional arborist should be hired.
  • Consult an arborist if you are unsure about these care and maintenance practices.
  • However, be aware that the credentials of someone calling himself an arborist can vary widely.
British Dictionary definitions for arborist

arborist

/ˈɑːbərɪst/
noun
1.
a specialist in the cultivation of trees
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Word Origin and History for arborist
n.

1570s, from Latin arbor "tree," of unknown origin, + -ist. In early use probably from French arboriste.

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