tree surgery
noun Date: 1902 operative treatment of diseased trees especially for control of decay; broadly practices forming part of the professional care of specimen or shade trees • tree surgeon noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tree surgery — tree surgeon ► NOUN ▪ a person who prunes and treats old or damaged trees in order to preserve them. DERIVATIVES tree surgery noun …   English terms dictionary

  • tree surgery — ☆ tree surgery n. treatment of damaged or diseased trees as by filling cavities, removing parts, treating fresh wounds, etc. tree surgeon n …   English World dictionary

  • tree surgery — tree .surgery n [U] the treatment of damaged trees, especially by cutting off branches …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tree surgery — noun treatment of damaged or decaying trees • Hypernyms: ↑care, ↑attention, ↑aid, ↑tending * * * noun : operative treatment of diseased trees especially for the control of decay; broadly : practices (as pruning, spraying, fert …   Useful english dictionary

  • tree surgery — tree′ sur gery n. bot the repair of damaged trees, as by the removal of diseased parts • Etymology: 1915–20 tree′ sur geon, n …   From formal English to slang

  • tree surgery — tree surgeon, n. 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. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • tree surgery — /ˈtri sɜdʒəri/ (say tree serjuhree) noun 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 …   Australian English dictionary

  • tree surgery — noun (U) the treatment of damaged trees, especially by cutting off branches …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tree surgeon — ► NOUN ▪ a person who prunes and treats old or damaged trees in order to preserve them. DERIVATIVES tree surgery noun …   English terms dictionary

  • surgery — n. branch of medicine 1) to perform surgery 2) to undergo surgery 3) elective; emergency; heroic; major; minor; radical; remedial surgery 4) bypass; cosmetic; open heart; plastic surgery office (BE) 5) a doctor s surgery (CE has doctor s office)… …   Combinatory dictionary

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