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Wednesday, September 23

Arborist

[AR-bə-rəst]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, mid-18th century

1.

A tree surgeon.

Examples of Arborist in a sentence

"We need to call an arborist to look at the elm in the backyard."

"Talk to an arborist about those dead branches before they fall on the roof."

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About Arborist

The Latin word for tree — "arbor" — has been used to create a variety of tree-like words. Arbor in English means a shady alcove created by trees. Arborculture means cultivation of trees, and arboretum is a botanical garden devoted entirely to trees. An arborist, a tree surgeon, helps these trees grow strong and healthy.

Did you Know?

If you have a problem with trees, you're going to want to call an arborist. An arborist, or a tree surgeon, will be able to diagnose a fungus, or pests, or some other thing that only an arborist will be able to identify.

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