Arboriculture

Arboriculture

Arboriculture (pronEng|'ɑːbərɪkʌltʃə) is the cultivation of trees and shrubs. The discipline includes the study of how they grow and respond to cultural practices and the environment as well as aspects of cultivation such as selection, planting, care, and removal.

The purpose is generally to manage amenity trees. That is trees where their value to the landscape is greater than that of their wood content. Trees offer environmental benefits as well as cultural, heritage and habitat for fauna. The combined value including aesthetics exceeds the value of a trees worth from a forestry wood perspective. Amenity trees are usually in a garden or urban setting, and arboriculture is the management of them for plant health and longevity, pest and pathogen resistance, risk management and ornamental or aesthetic reasons. In this, it needs to be distinguished from forestry, which is the commercial production and use of timber and other forest products from plantations and forests. Some definitions of the term arboriculture extend it only to the care of trees. "Arboriculture" is not synonymous with Arborsculpture.

ee also

* Arborist
* Arborsculpture
* Bonsai
* Horticulture
* International Society of Arboriculture
* Landscape architecture
* Landscaping
* Urban forestry
* Viticulture

External links

* [http://www.arbwiki.com/ ArbWiki.com] Wiki dedicated the Aboricultural Industry - Contributors Welcome!
* [http://www.batsandtrees.com/ BatsandTrees.com] Promoting the importance of British trees to bats
* [http://www.eac-arboriculture.com/en/default.aspx/ European Arboricultural Council]
* [http://www.charteredforesters.org/ Institute of Chartered Foresters] The Royal Chartered body for forestry and arboricultural professionals in the UK
* [http://www.isa-arbor.com/ International Society of Arboriculture] (USA)
* [http://www.treesaregood.com/ TreesAreGood.com] (arboricultural resources for the general public)
* [http://www.gotreecare.com/ Green Options Tree Care ] - Portland, Oregon Arboricultural Consultants

References

* cite book| last = Harris
first = Richard W.
title = ARBORICULTURE: Care of Trees, Shrubs, and Vines in the Landscape
publisher = Prentice-Hall, Inc.
date = 1983
location = Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632
pages = pp. 2-3
id = ISBN 0-13-043935-5

* cite encyclopedia
title =arboriculture
encyclopedia =Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition
volume =http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/arboriculture
pages =
publisher =Merriam-Webster
date =
id =
accessdate = 2007-06-08

* cite encyclopedia
title =arboriculture
encyclopedia =Encyclopædia Britannica Online
volume =http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9009233
pages =
publisher = Encyclopaedia Britannica
date =2007
id =
accessdate =2007-06-08

* cite encyclopedia
title =arboriculture
encyclopedia =The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Online
volume =http://www.bartleby.com/61/4/A0400400.html
pages =
publisher =Houghton Mifflin Company
date =2000
id =
accessdate =2007-06-08


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  • Arboriculture — Ar bor*i*cul ture (?; 135), n. [L. arbor tree + cultura. See {Culture}.] The cultivation of trees and shrubs, chiefly for timber or for ornamental purposes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arboriculture — [är′bə rə kul΄chər, är bôr′ə kul΄chər] n. [< L arbor, tree + (AGRI)CULTURE] the scientific cultivation of trees and shrubs arboriculturist n …   English World dictionary

  • Arboriculture — Arbres prêts à être transplantés. L arboriculture désigne l activité humaine qui consiste à cultiver des arbres. La discipline comprend l étude de la physiologie végétale, de la façon dont les arbres réagissent à leur environnement (pédologie,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • arboriculture — arboricultural, adj. /ahr beuhr i kul cheuhr, ahr bawr , bohr /, n. the cultivation of trees and shrubs. [1820 30; ARBOR3 + (AGR)ICULTURE] * * * Cultivation of trees, shrubs, and woody plants for shading and decorating. Arboriculture includes all …   Universalium

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  • arboriculture — noun Etymology: arbori + culture (as in agriculture) Date: 1828 the cultivation of trees and shrubs especially for ornamental purposes • arboricultural adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Arboriculture — Obstbau bezeichnet den großflächigen Anbau von Kernobst, Steinobst oder Beerenobst im Freilandanbau. Obstplantage am Bodensee bei Arbon; (Plantage von Gala (Apfel), Topaz und Golden Delicious) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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