Tour des Trees
The STIHL Tour des Trees, an annual weeklong, 500 to 600-mile cycling adventure, is the primary public outreach and engagement event of Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund). Since 1992 Tour riders have cycled to communities large and small in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., planting trees, educating children and shining a light on the work done by arboriculture professionals and the importance of science-based tree care. The Tour also serves to advance TREE Fund’s mission to support scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in arboriculture and urban forestry. Funds raised by riders support research grants, scholarships and arboriculture education programs administered by TREE Fund.
Full-Tour cyclists commit to raising at least $3,500 for TREE Fund. With these funds, TREE Fund researchers have discovered better ways to plant and care for urban trees, making them more resilient, more resistant to pests, and less prone to failure. The Tour also supports education programs aimed at connecting young people with the environment and career opportunities in green industries. The legacy of the STIHL Tour des Trees includes an ever-expanding urban forest planted by its cyclists and a growing legion of civilian tree stewards in the communities visited by the Tour.
Learn more about the STIHL Tour des Trees and this year’s ride at stihltourdestrees.org.