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[ahr-ber-i-kuhl-cher, ahr-bawr-, -bohr-] /ˈɑr bər ɪˌkʌl tʃər, ɑrˈbɔr-, -ˈboʊr-/
the cultivation of trees and shrubs.
Origin of arboriculture
First recorded in 1820-30; arbor3 + (agr)iculture
Related forms
arboricultural, adjective Unabridged
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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


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