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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • He has not lived in vain, for he is a tree planter and believes in arboriculture.

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

    North America Israel C. Russell
  • 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
  • It does not deal with the individual tree and its planting and care,—that would be arboriculture.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • arboriculture was universal: the provinces of Valencia, Cordoba, and Toledo they filled with trees—fruit-trees and timber.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Government should inaugurate a thorough system of arboriculture, inviting and encouraging a real science.

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • They have no business under any known theory of arboriculture to be beautiful, but beautiful they are.

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

  • An interesting and instructive book dealing with a phase of arboriculture hitherto not touched upon.

    Fifty Years of Golf Horace G. Hutchinson
British Dictionary definitions for arboriculture


the cultivation of trees or shrubs, esp for the production of timber
Derived Forms
arboricultural, adjective
arboriculturist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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