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tree surgery

the repair of damaged trees, as by the removal of diseased parts, filling of cavities, and prevention of further decay, and by strengthening branches with braces.
Origin of tree surgery
First recorded in 1915-20
Related forms
tree-surgeon, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for tree surgery
Historical Examples
  • In the smaller and older forests of Europe, tree surgery and doctoring are practised widely.

    The School Book of Forestry

    Charles Lathrop Pack
  • One of the important things to remember in tree surgery as well as other kinds, is to work quickly and deftly.

British Dictionary definitions for tree surgery

tree surgery

the treatment of damaged trees by filling cavities, applying braces, etc
Derived Forms
tree surgeon, noun
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