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Riding for arboriculture and urban forestry

Thank you for you interest of support for the first STIHL cycling team to ride in the STIHL Tour des Trees. In its 20th year, the STIHL Tour des Trees was started to raise awareness and money for the TREE Fund. The TREE Fund provides financial support for arboriculture and urban forestry by providing research grants and scholarships. This fund is maintained by donations and events like the annual STIHL Tour des Trees.

The STIHL Tour des Trees is a week-long cycling event held every summer in various locations of the United States and Canada. 100 riders have signed up for this year’s event to ride 585 miles in Oregon.

Team STIHL is represented by Justin Espy, Robert Jones, Chuck Kellen, Mark Hilliard, Mark Chisholm and Brian Noyes. Justin is a field testing technician for STIHL Inc. He is a seasoned tree climber and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist. He is excited to combine his love for trees and enthusiasm for cycling. Robert works for STIHL Inc.’s shipping department and is an avid cyclist. Chuck works alongside Justin as a field testing technician. He is a mechanical engineer with a passion for all things athletic and outdoors. Mark Hilliard is a territory manager for Blue Mountain Equipment, a STIHL distributor. A past STIHL Inc. employee, this is Mark’s second STIHL Tour des Trees. Mark Chisholm is a third generation, certified arborist with Aspen Tree Expert Co. and conducts training and educational seminars around the world on behalf of STIHL. Brian Noyes is a certified arborist, owner of Tree Solutions and assists Mark with training.

We are honored to represent STIHL Inc. in the 20th STIHL Tour des Trees. Together, Team STIHL has committed to raising money for the TREE Fund to benefit tree research and education. We hope to exceed all minimum requirements through your generosity. Please join us by donating to the TREE Fund and showing your support for Team STIHL’s inaugural ride in the STIHL Tour des Trees!

Thank you for supporting the 2012 STIHL Tour des Trees to benefit the TREE Fund! Proceeds from the 2012 Tour will underwrite urban tree research and education programs around the world.

"No town can fail of beauty, though its walks were gutters and its houses hovels, if venerable trees make magnificent colonnades along its streets." ~Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs, 1887

Thank you for your generosity. US currency donations made on behalf of a rider are 100% tax deductible in the US. (Other nationalities, please seek guidance from your tax specialist.)

From left to right: Chuck Kellen, Justin Espy, Robert Jones (Mark Hilliard not shown)

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Total Donations: $8,240.00
Contributor Amount Comment
TEAM STIHL $625.00 "Thanks to the STIHL Inc. family! Great start to our fundraising efforts!"
John Foster $25.00 "Go TEAM STIHL!"
Steve Meriam $250.00 "Good luck guys. It will be hard work, but there is no doubt you will survive and enjoy the fun times!"
Anita Gambill $200.00 "Looking forward to having Team STIHL on the Tour this year!"
Rick Bryan $50.00 "Have fun, stay safe and ride hard."
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