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!