Arboriculture // is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants. It is both a practice and a science.
The science of arboriculture studies how these plants grow and respond to cultural practices and to their environment. The practice of arboriculture includes cultural techniques such as selection, planting, training, fertilization, pest and pathogen control, pruning, shaping, and removal.
A person who practises or studies arboriculture can be termed an 'arborist', an 'arboriculturist' or a 'tree surgeon'.
Risk management, legal issues, and aesthetic considerations have come to play prominent roles in the practice of arboriculture.
Arboriculture is primarily focused on individual woody plants and trees maintained for permanent landscape and amenity purposes, usually in gardens, parks or other populated settings, by arborists, for the enjoyment, protection, and benefit of human beings. It is therefore related to, but distinct from agriculture, horticulture, urban forestry, forestry, dendrology, and silviculture.
- Harris, Richard W. (1983). Arboriculture: Care of Trees, Shrubs, and Vines in the Landscape. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632: Prentice-Hall, Inc. pp. 2–3. ISBN 0-13-043935-5.
- "arboriculture". Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition. Merriam-Webster.
- "arboriculture". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2007.
- "arboriculture". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Online. Houghton Mifflin Company. 2000.
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Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:58:10 -0700
Look for a tree service company that is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture. Never hire a company that advertises tree topping or uses tree climbing spikes to climb live trees. Additionally, ask for and check references. These steps ...
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Tree Climbing. For those looking to summit greater heights, the Pacific Northwest chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture holds tree-climbing competitions, courses and workshops. See Headout for more information. 874-8263, pnwisa.org. Zip ...
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A 2004 graduate of Monett High School, Cogburn is a certified arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. He encouraged property owners to check references and look for arborist certification. An arborist will know how different trees ...
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:22:44 -0700
James Varden, 20, of Westgate, Leominster, is completing his apprenticeship this summer with a NVQ level three in Forestry and Arboriculture through Herefordshire College of Technology's Holme Lacey College, and a placement with Poplar Tree Company, ...
Lynchburg News and Advance
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:48:16 -0700
Arborists certified by the International Society of Arboriculture are in the minority around here, but they have the training and continuing education necessary to stay up to date with the changes in tree care technology. Q. I have a really nice ...
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:28:53 -0700
Scott C. Shearer, of Ottawa, recently demonstrated professional competency by successfully completing the certified arborist/utility specialist examination administered through the International Society of Arboriculture and the local chapter of the ISA.
Piqua Daily Call
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:37:28 -0700
A first reading ordinance included an update to the code of ordinances regarding tree maintenance so as to reflect the best standards of arboriculture practice within the community. Such standards would see to the proper planting, protection, control ...
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