- 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
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- the treatment of damaged trees by filling cavities, applying braces, etc
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