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 (är′bər-ĭ-kŭl′chər, är-bôr′ĭ-)
The planting and care of woody plants, especially trees.

ar′bo·ri·cul′tur·al adj.
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However, planning committee members unanimously gave their support after hearing from one of the council's arboricultural officers.
Felling operations had been commenced by forestry company Tilhill Forestry despite such felling activity being contrary to best practice in relation to the bird breeding and nesting season according to guidance issued by trade body The Arboricultural Association, Garth Coppice and the adjoining Ty Issa woodland are owned by the Beauclerk Estate and managed by local firm Bowen Sons & Watson and felling had commenced when leading wildlife photographer Ellie Rothnie, who lives by the woodland, alerted Tilhill Forestry to the presence of breeding buzzards, owls and numerous other bird species in the trees.
Eliston Homes Ltd, discharge of conditions 3 and 4 (materials) 7 (highway works) 8 (access) 11 Arboricultural) 12, (tree works) and 14 (landscaping) on previous permission for conversion and extensions of offices and coach house to form two dwellings and construction of three dwellings, Woodville, Calf Hill Road, Thongsbridge.
He added: "We are looking at co-working with horticultural and arboricultural organisations."
He has also been an active participant in the Walpole Island Forest Regeneration Project where he gained experience in the Arboricultural field.
A detailed arboricultural health and safety survey was carried out on the riverbanks which identified trees that posed a risk to the safety of visitors.
Many people move into this job after getting experience as a groundworker or a general arboricultural worker.
Clint Parker, the county council's arboricultural officer, said: "The trees, which are young Fastigiata, had not taken root properly, mainly because of the recent bad weather.
But Gareth Hale, arboricultural officer for the Lichfield Council, said reputable companies would employ such tactics.
To find a local qualified tree surgeon contact the Arboricultural Association (, 01794 368717).
BACK in March when the first attempt to devastate our beautiful Bute Park was in discussion, I was in communication via e-mail with Malcolm Frazer, arboricultural officer of the Cardiff parks department, asking why the 150-year-old beech tree was cut down without planning permission.