Arborwear Hosts Rest Stop and Tree Planting Ceremony for Tour des Trees
On Wednesday, August 1st Arborwear hosted a rest stop and tree planting ceremony as part of the 26th annual TREE FundTour des Trees. This event was created by arborists at the International Society of Arboriculture conference and is sponsored by The Davey Tree Expert Company out of Kent, Ohio, one of our customers.
Fun facts about the event:
- 75 cyclists geared up for North America’s largest fundraiser for tree research
- This cycling adventure helps support scientific research on urban tree care, education related to trees and scholarships for aspiring tree care professionals.
- The Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), a 501(c)3 charity devoted to sustaining the urban forest and funding research and education grants, has awarded more than $3.4 million in grants and scholarships since 2002. This year, the Tour has raised over $325,000.
- The week-long ride covers 583 miles, kicking off in Columbus, OH and looping through Akron, Cleveland and back.
- This year marks the first time the ride is being held in Ohio in more than 20 years.
Arborwear Team Captain Bill Weber shared, “Arborwear is honored to be a part of this great event for the tree care industry so near and dear to our hearts. We enjoyed welcoming the Tour des Trees riders and working together to plant and dedicate a Yellowwood tree from the Davey Tree Nursery right here at our Chagrin Falls headquarters.”