One who tends to make woods their research or who is versed within the familiarity with woods
- a specialist in treating damaged trees
- One who makes trees their research, or that is versed in knowledge of trees.
1570s, from Latin arbor "tree," which will be of not known origin, + -ist. During the early usage most likely from French arboriste.
(n.) A person who makes woods their study, or who is versed when you look at the understanding of woods.