one who attends to the culture of trees
- 1664 obs. rare
from Latin arborātor (pruner of trees), from arborāre (to cultivate trees)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1664 - see EXAMPLE below
"...To conclude, in the time of this work should our ingenious arborator frequently incorporate, mingle, and unite the arms and branches of some young and flexible trees which grow in consort, and near to one another; by entering them into their mutual barks with a convenient incision..."
From: Sylva; or, A Discourse of Forest-Trees
- John Evelyn