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Join us for a week of unforgettable scenery, cycling and camaraderie as the 2014 STIHL Tour des Trees escapes to Wisconsin July 27 – August 2, 2014. The 583-mile ride features rolling country roads, pristine forests, acres of orchards and sparkling lakefront views, plus world-famous beer, brats and cheese! The adventure concludes August 2 in Milwaukee, site of ISA’s International Tree Climbing Championship.

Beyond the bike, the Tour includes tree plantings and community outreach. Professor Elwood Pricklethorn (aka Toronto arborist and veteran Tour cyclist Warren Hoselton) provides educational programs for young audiences along the way.

The TREE Fund is grateful for the support of long-time TREE Fund sponsors STIHL Inc.—Title Sponsor of the Tour des Trees since 2009, and Bartlett Tree Experts—Crown Partner of the TREE Fund and Educational Programming Sponsor of the Tour. We’re excited to welcome The Davey Tree Expert Company as a new TREE Fund Crown Partner and Media Sponsor for this event. Thank you to Asplundh, Arborjet, ISA, KASK and TCIA for their continuing support of the Tour as TREE Fund Partners.

Since 1992, the STIHL Tour des Trees has generated more than $6.6 million and has funded a variety of research projects and educational programs for budding tree care professionals. To learn more, visit the TREE Fund grant and scholarship archives.

The 2013 event raised $611,540 and was an undeniable success due to our dedicated riders, hard-working volunteers and generous sponsors. Corporate sponsorships ensure that the money raised by Tour riders is applied to research and education programs, not event costs. Thank you to all of our 2013 STIHL Tour des Trees supporters. We’re looking forward to another outstanding Tour in 2014!

 

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Online applications for the $100,000 TREE Fund Research Fellowship Grant are due Nov. 3.

Trees are not an amenity that can be neglected when the economy gets tight. This is a way to provide for their care into the future, and to make sure that the safety programs that protect our workforce continue to evolve. I didn’t make this decision [to become a Heritage Oak Society member] because I was asked; I did it because it’s important. We all have a role to play in planning for the future of our trees.

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