Definition of arboriculture in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈärbərəˌkəlCHər/
Pronunciation: /ärˈbôrəˌkəlCHər/


The cultivation of trees and shrubs.
Example sentences
  • In recent years, short skills courses in arboriculture / tree surgery have been provided and these are now very popular.
  • So it is likely that the green cover actually came when the Government introduced arboriculture or the plantation of trees for timber.
  • Tree surgery, a scientific process which is a part of arboriculture or urban forestry, looks at the science of developing and maintaining trees.



Pronunciation: /ˌärbəriˈkəlCHərəl/ Pronunciation: /ärˈbôriˌkəl-/
Example sentences
  • Replacement values typically are calculated using an arboricultural industry formula based on a particular tree's intrinsic value for size, species, and health.
  • The city council's leisure department, which is responsible for parks, has contacted specialists to examine the diseased trees, alongside the city's resident arboricultural officer.
  • Harvey Lowson, City of York Council's arboricultural officer, said: ‘This hard decision has been made because the tree is in poor structural condition and is positioned over the busy public square.’


Pronunciation: /ˈärb(ə)rəˌkəlCHərəst/
Pronunciation: /ärˈbôrəˌkəlCH(ə)rəst/
Example sentences
  • A leading arboriculturist has condemned a decision to fell a beech tree which he claims is one of the best of its species in the area.
  • For 14 years he was the senior arboriculturist at the Department of Environment and advisor to central Government.
  • An arboriculturist writes: This kind of sudden proliferation is always unhealthy.


Early 19th century: from Latin arbor 'tree' + culture, on the pattern of words such as agriculture.

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Syllabification: ar·bor·i·cul·ture

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