With the melting snow and the fresh air of spring, trees in flower, soon to be in leaf– I am reminded that it is time to dust off the bicycle and start training for the 23rd annual Stihl Tour des Trees.
For the past 22 years, arborists and tree lovers have come together to pedal hundreds of miles in a single week to educate local communities about trees and raise money for the TREE Fund. The TREE Fund benefits us, the arborists, as it supports ongoing research in the field of arboriculture.
For the fourth year, I will be joining Team New England on our trek through Florida, starting in Orlando on October 25th and completing the 580 mile in Ft. Lauderdale on October 31st.
I am charged with raising a minimum of $3500 to join the ride, thus I turn to you, my fellow arborists and friends. I am asking you for your support in helping me reach my goal of $5000 to benefit this great cause. Your tax deductable donation benefits the TREE Fund, the industry and you.
Please be generous. Thank you!