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2013-09-17 08:24:24

Cyclists from Across the Globe Pedaled a Weeklong Journey to Benefit the TREE Fund VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The STIHL Tour des Trees, America's largest fundraiser for tree research, recently concluded its 2013 ride and raised more than $585,000 to date. Participants in the international 585-mile ride around Lake Ontario stopped at communities throughout New York and Canada to showcase the importance of trees with tree plantings and educational programs. Since the...

2013-07-11 08:24:15

America's largest fundraiser for tree research kicks off in July VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While many may think a tree is forever, the average lifespan of an urban tree is actually less than 10 years. Thanks to grants from the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), however, researchers are working to change that with improved methods for propagating, planting, and caring for urban trees. And later this July, more than 100 cyclists will cycle...

2012-08-15 10:21:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 cyclists trekked 585 miles during the seven-day journey of the 2012 STIHL Tour des Trees, raising more than $520,000 to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund). The Tour, sponsored by STIHL Inc., has raised more than $5.5 million since its inception in 1992 and continues to increase public awareness for the research necessary to keep our trees and forests thriving, including research quantifying the...

2012-08-09 02:22:39

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Husqvarna, the world's largest producer of outdoor power products, is helping to increase workforce safety within the arborist industry by donating $12,500 to the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund's (TREE Fund) Safe Arborist Techniques Fund during the International Society of Arboriculture's 2012 Conference and Trade Show. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, average job growth in the arborist industry is projected to be 18%...

2012-08-07 06:21:10

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The STIHL Tour des Trees, America's largest fundraiser for tree research, kicks off its 20(th) Anniversary Tour this week in Portland, Ore., with more than 100 cyclists from across the U.S. and Canada. In 1992 a group of tree care professionals began the very first Tour, cycling from Seattle, Wash., to Oakland, Calif., and raising more than $89,000 for tree research. Since then, what has now become the STIHL Tour des Trees has cycled more than...

2011-03-08 11:07:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Register today to cycle in America's largest fundraiser for tree research, the STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund, scheduled to roll through Virginia Oct. 2 to Oct. 8, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110308/PH61156LOGO ) The STIHL Tour des Trees returns to the East Coast in 2011 for a weeklong, 500-mile cycling tour through many of our nation's historic locales,...

2010-08-05 10:00:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 60 cyclists took part in the 2010 STIHL Tour des Trees, America's largest fundraiser for tree research, raising more than $365,000 so far during this year's tour to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/tree-fund/45578/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100805/MM46218 ) (Photo:...

2009-02-04 14:16:00

Leader in outdoor power equipment takes lead role in America's largest fundraising event for tree research VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading outdoor power equipment manufacturer STIHL Inc. announced today it will be the title sponsor of this year's Tour des Trees, a cross-country cycling and education event to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. The event is America's largest fundraiser to improve the care of trees through research and education....