American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A specialist in the care of woody plants, especially trees.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cultivator of trees; one engaged in the culture of trees: as. “our cunning arborists,”
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who makes trees his study, or who is versed in the knowledge of trees.
- n. a specialist in treating damaged trees
- From Latin arbor, tree. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And I began climbing trees with my kids as just something to do with them, using the so-called arborist climbing technique, with ropes.”
“Hire an arborist, which is someone that can come and take care of the tree.”
“Just wait for it to melt, or call an arborist to come inspect any damage.”
“Chalker-Scott recommends mulching soils with an organic material such as arborist wood chips.”
“Take Tuesday morning off to go tree-climbing with an arborist friend?”
“There's an old saying, that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago," says Langston, an arborist and mother of three.”
“I brainstormed with the arborist and I think our plan will work.”
“But Roberto tends to all our trees, is a certified arborist, and said that one of the trees we had, a bitter orange that produced pretty useless fruit, could be grafted with a U.S. lemon (we keep calling it the "sunkist" kind) and he has an arborist colleague - a grafting specialist -- who could do it.”
“An arborist group unsuccessfully sued Oakland to try to stop the city from cutting down more than 200 trees at the site of the proposed new bridge and park.”
“When I returned, Harry informed me that he was an arborist by trade.”
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