2021 Tour des Trees Write Up

2021 Tour des Trees: Rollin’ The Rockies

We had a great ride and a great year. 

Fundraising for the 2021 Tour des Trees finally concluded on October 31 and we are so very thankful for those who contributed before, during, and after our ride that started at the end of August. Our in-person ride was a great success and a marvelous five days of riding through Colorado and we were so glad that we managed to have some virtual participants join us from all around the world! The 2021 event managed to raise $250,025 in support of the TREE Fund!

We would not have been able to put this event together without the support of the TREE Fund’s Partners and we would especially like to recognize our Crown and Platinum Partners; Asplundh, Bartlett Tree Experts, Corteva, The Davey Tree Expert Company, International Society of Arboriculture, ACRT, FirstEnergy, and PECO. We would also like to give a special mention to the following groups for their support at this year’s ride: Vermeer, Rocky Mountain Chapter ISA, SavATree, Indiana ISA, Ford, and KASK.

The planning of an event like this is typically a year long process and with the uncertainty at the beginning of the year due to the pandemic, our planning committee had to work extra fast this year to help put all the aspects of the ride together. We’d like to thank the following individuals from that committee for their time and hard work: Peter Andre, Donna Davis, Steve Geist, Brett Heinrich, Thom Kraak, Ben Rickenbacker, Don Roppolo, Cindy Schwab, Laurie Skul, Dave Staats, and Tom Wolf.

Of course, there is also a little friendly competition that goes on during the ride and we would like to recognize our top fundraisers and cycling distance leaders:

Fundraising Top 10
Paul Sellers- $13,598
Karen Jenkins- $12,211
Steve Geist- $8,425
Jason Jones- $8,350
Randy Miller- $7,738
Thomas Ordway- $6,425
Ben Rickenbacker- $6,173
James Urbanowsky- $5,600
Laurie Skul- $5,590
David Gorden- $5,205

Virtual Fundraising Top 7
Warren Hoselton- $5,400
Jack McCabe- $5,235
Jacques Brunswick- $3,750
Ray Henning- $3,550
Louise Desjardins- $3,500
Matt Searels- $3,000
Dick Rideout- $1,525

Fundraising Top 5 Teams
Aspen Tree Service of Colorado- $19,650
Southern Team- $17,995
New England Team- $16,748
Ohio Team- $16,655
Indiana Team- $14,375

Distance Top 10
Doreen Crenshaw- 4495 miles
Derrick Wells- 3984 miles
Bob Smail- 3331 miles
Beau Brodbeck- 2421 miles
Dick Rideout- 2296 miles
Kathy Gilmour- 2254 miles
Mike Connick- 2137 miles
Jeffrey Carney- 1876 miles
Pete Smith- 1789 miles
Kristopher May- 1357 miles

Distance top 5 Teams
Southern Team- 6578 miles
Wisconsin Team- 5934 miles
Indiana Team- 4675 miles
Team Michigan- 3412 miles
Ohio Team- 3077

We are now looking ahead to 2022 for the Tour des Trees in Iowa! Keep an eye out for announcements regarding dates and locations soon. Hope to see you there and thank you again for your support of the TREE Fund!