Registration is now open for the STIHL Tour des Trees, an annual weeklong cycling event that travels hundreds of miles through a different region of North America each year. The event, which is America’s largest fundraiser for tree research, benefits the Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund). Every Tour includes tree plantings, educational programs and community engagement activities in addition to spectacular scenery, bucket-list cycling and a level of camaraderie that sets this ride apart from other charity fundraisers...
...This year’s STIHL Tour des Trees will traverse Wisconsin from July 27 to Aug. 2, 2014, and will include stops in Madison, Door County, Green Bay and at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The University’s arboriculture and urban forestry curriculum is one of the nation’s best, and noted researcher (and TREE Fund grant recipient) Dr. Richard Hauer will be a featured speaker at dinner in Stevens Point. The Tour concludes Aug. 2 on the campus of Mount Mary University during the International Society of Arboriculture’s International Tree Climbing Championship.