The Tree Fund is Pleased to Announce the top fundraisers of the 2011 STIHL Tour des Trees!

67 riders accepted the STIHL Tour des Trees challenge this year, cycling as many as 500 miles each and raising a record $479,000 to date for the TREE Fund. It was a week of steep hills and long days in the saddle, and “personal bests” were commonplace by week’s end. The competition for the top 3 fundraising spots remained heated until the November 20 deadline. The TREE Fund offers its thanks and congratulations to our top fundraisers for the 2011 STIHL Tour des Trees campaign:

Phil Graham (Team Canada): $9,439.70 (combined US/CAN)

Dick Rideout (Team Wisconsin): $7,645

Frazer Pehmoeller (New York): $7,510

Phil, Dick and Frazer will receive STIHL merchandise certificates in the amount of $500, $250 and $100, respectively.

The 2011 Tour des Trees is closing in on its goal to raise $500,000 by December 30. Thank you to all who supported this record-breaking campaign! Donations are still being accepted at

Planning is already underway for next year’s Tour, scheduled for August 5-11th in Portland OR. For more information visit