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arboriculture

[ahr-ber-i-kuhl-cher, ahr-bawr-, -bohr-] /ˈɑr bər ɪˌkʌl tʃər, ɑrˈbɔr-, -ˈboʊr-/
noun
1.
the cultivation of trees and shrubs.
Origin of arboriculture
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; arbor3 + (agr)iculture
Related forms
arboricultural, adjective
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Examples from the Web for arboriculture
Historical Examples
  • He has not lived in vain, for he is a tree planter and believes in arboriculture.

    Seed Dispersal William J. Beal
  • A yearly grant for arboriculture is now made to every district.

  • Etna has many points of interest for all classes of scientific men, and not least for the student of arboriculture.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • Government should inaugurate a thorough system of arboriculture, inviting and encouraging a real science.

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • arboriculture was universal: the provinces of Valencia, Cordoba, and Toledo they filled with trees—fruit-trees and timber.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • And I am not at all angry because you sing us the same old song about the English ploughs and arboriculture and silviculture.

    Dona Perfecta B. Perez Galdos
  • But, in fact, two crops of the same kind of wood on the same soil is not according to the arboriculture which nature teaches.

  • I have never met with the verb in that sense elsewhere, but overtop is evermore the appropriate term in arboriculture.

  • The success of arboriculture on the formerly treeless plains and plateaus, however, decreases as one travels westward.

    North America Israel C. Russell
  • They have no business under any known theory of arboriculture to be beautiful, but beautiful they are.

British Dictionary definitions for arboriculture

arboriculture

/ˈɑːbərɪˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
the cultivation of trees or shrubs, esp for the production of timber
Derived Forms
arboricultural, adjective
arboriculturist, noun
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