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A specialist in the care of woody plants, especially trees.

[From Latin arbor, tree.]


1. (Forestry) a specialist in the cultivation of trees
2. (Professions) a specialist in the cultivation of trees


(ˈɑr bər ɪst)

a specialist in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs.
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Noun1.arborist - a specialist in treating damaged treesarborist - a specialist in treating damaged trees
specialiser, specialist, specializer - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning


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The City of Tacoma (City) is seeking proposals from qualified arborists to conduct tree risk assessments, tree appraisals, and provide consulting advice for City projects.
American Forests thanks the American Society of Consulting Arborists for responding to readers' tree care questions.
He is a Registered Consulting Arborist, strategic partner for the Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, president-elect of the American Society of Consulting Arborists, serves on the panel for Chesapeake Bay Program's Urban Tree Canopy Experts and is a recipient of the 2011 True Professionals award from the International Society of Arboriculture.
A more appropriate welcome for the Massachusetts Arborists Association visit today for the annual Arbor Day of Service would be hard to imagine.
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The Arboricultural Association and the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) have co-operated with the site's developers to make it easy for consumers to search for both Arboricultural Association approved contractors and ISA certified arborists with just a few clicks.
Some arborists, however, say that planting redwoods in Los Angeles is like putting an elephant on your patio - there's just not enough room.
You have just violated the most commonly accepted rules of pruning, according to arborists.
There are many professional arborists that can help you to determine which method works best for your particular situation.
Arbor Age" carries information on arborist tools and techniques for a controlled circulation of 18,500 private and public arborists, while "Landscape & Irrigation" is targeted on a controlled basis to 50,000 landscape, irrigation contractors and related professionals.
Working closely with both organizations, we additionally solicited the volunteer support of a number of arborists, foresters, landscape architects, and other professionals in the field of forestry.
As tree doctors, arborists diagnose and treat tree diseases, nutrient deficiencies, and structural problems.