tree surgery

noun
the repair of damaged trees, as by the removal of diseased parts, filling of cavities, and prevention of further decay, and by strengthening branches with braces.

Origin:
1915–20

tree-surgeon, noun
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tree surgery
 
n
the treatment of damaged trees by filling cavities, applying braces, etc
 
tree surgeon
 
n

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Using standard procedures practiced in tree surgery or rock climbing, almost any tree can be climbed.
Coat cut or scarred surfaces of trees or shrubs to be preserved with an asphaltum base paint formulated for tree surgery.
During that time he took other horticulture course, receiving a certificate tree surgery.
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