One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who prunes and treats old or damaged trees in order to preserve them.
- ‘Mr Edwards, who is disabled and so can't help with the digging and preparation for the planting, instead uses his skills as a tree surgeon and arborist, to plan the planting.’
- ‘We have taken advice from a tree surgeon and some of the trees need a little bit of work doing to them which is very expensive.’
- ‘He had worked for 14 years as a tree surgeon before he was forced to quit three years ago because he suffered a nervous breakdown following the death of his father.’
- ‘A tree surgeon who punched a fellow golfer in a row over a wayward shot has been ordered to pay £250 compensation and made the subject of a community rehabilitation order.’
- ‘Had rotten branches been found, I am convinced that such a lovely tree merited the attention of a tree surgeon rather than felling it.’
- ‘To help pay for his education, he worked as a tree surgeon, but soon discovered that the Stourhead estate was looking for a gardener/arborist.’
- ‘Her husband, Tony, 45, a tree surgeon, said the family were now considering taking out a loan to meet the £1,900 cost of a private operation.’
- ‘I used to cut trees down for a living, like a tree surgeon.’
- ‘A distraction burglar used his detailed knowledge of the business affairs of a local tree surgeon to gain entry to a home in Durrington and keep the householder talking while an accomplice searched for valuables.’
- ‘It makes sense to have trees within striking distance of your home inspected regularly by a qualified tree surgeon.’
- ‘It's always a good idea to seek the advice of a professional tree surgeon - a qualified expert who understands the individual needs of large trees.’
- ‘Mature trees have been attended to by a tree surgeon at a cost of more than a £1, 000, graves have been either replanted with low lying shrubs or lined and re-pebbled, and 6,000 spring bulbs have been planted.’
- ‘But I spoke to the tree surgeon who was cutting them down and he said he thought there was nothing wrong with them.’
- ‘Daniel, a tree surgeon, was rushed to Rochdale Infirmary and almost immediately transferred to the micro-surgery unit at Wythenshawe Hospital, where doctors fear his injuries are so severe they may have to amputate another finger.’
- ‘He started in forestry and then became a tree surgeon before moving into countryside management.’
- ‘After several speed-dating sessions, Pam, a 47-year-old divorcee, ended up happily wrapped around a tree surgeon six years her junior.’
- ‘He said that when the council received a complaint regarding a dangerous tree it employed the service of a tree surgeon and then acted on the report.’
- ‘Alternatively, he might advise that you should obtain your own report from a tree surgeon, who might be able to recommend a mutually acceptable compromise.’
- ‘In America it's common practice for a tree surgeon to visit a property on a regular basis to keep trees at a size that ensures good light levels.’
- ‘In fact a tree surgeon told me it was looking dead.’
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