[ ahr-ber-i-kuhl-cher, ahr-bawr-, -bohr- ]
See synonyms for: arboriculturearboricultural on

  1. the cultivation of trees and shrubs.

Origin of arboriculture

First recorded in 1820–30; arbor3 + (agr)iculture

Other words from arboriculture

  • ar·bor·i·cul·tur·al, adjective

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How to use arboriculture in a sentence

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

  • Coffee planters combat pests and diseases principally with sprays, as in other lines of advanced arboriculture.

    All About Coffee | William H. Ukers
  • The success of arboriculture on the formerly treeless plains and plateaus, however, decreases as one travels westward.

    North America | Israel C. Russell
  • If Mr. Langly had gone into arboriculture instead of into the ministry, he would have planted nothing but weeping-willows.

    The Stillwater Tragedy | Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • On the panels outside are arranged the tools and implements of arboriculture and forestry.

British Dictionary definitions for arboriculture


/ (ˈɑːbərɪˌkʌltʃə) /

  1. the cultivation of trees or shrubs, esp for the production of timber

Derived forms of arboriculture

  • arboricultural, adjective
  • arboriculturist, noun

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