Tour des Trees

2019 TOUR DES TREES: SAVE THE DATES

The 2019 Tour des Trees will roll from September 16 to September 20, 2019. (Note: The mandatory opening check-in and dinner will be Sunday, September 15). This year’s tour will feature five days of riding, with a planned hub in Nashville, and a route that will take riders through Kentucky and Tennessee. Mark your calendar, and sign up get more details about the 2019 ride as they are unveiled, HERE.

 

What is the Tour des Trees?

The Tour des Trees is an annual long-distance cycling adventure, and serves as the primary public outreach and engagement event of Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund). Since 1992 Tour riders have cycled through communities 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 serves to advance TREE Fund’s mission to support scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in arboriculture and urban forestry.

Full-Tour cyclists commit to raising at least $3,500 for TREE Fund; part-time riders have reduced commitments. Event expenses are defrayed by TREE Fund’s generous partners, so 100% of the funds raised by riders can be applied to new grants, payments on multi-year grants awarded in prior years, or added to permanent endowment funds that will sustain research into the future.  Thus, the Tour has been an important means by which TREE Fund has been able to disburse over $3.9 million in funding since 2002.

TREE Fund research has produced 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 links below provide details from the 2018 ride. Hope to see you in person – or virtually – on the Tour in 2019!

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