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Tour de Trees – 2024

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Jonathan Cain

February 1, 2024


(NAPERVILLE, IL. February 1)- The registration for the annual Tour des Trees bike ride to benefit Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) is now open. Anyone interested in participating as a rider in the 2024 event can go to for information and registration.

This year’s ride will take place from September 22 to 28. The ride will take place in southern New England, starting in Stamford, CT and ending in Providence, RI. Highlights of the 425 mile, five-day journey include a start from the Bartlett Arboretum, where TREE Fund will help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), and a route that travels through Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts with loop around Martha’s Vineyard and finishes in Providence, RI.

“We are looking forward to a beautiful route and another great group of riders, who all love to share their knowledge and love of trees,” said Jonathan Cain, Communication and Engagement Manager for TREE Fund. “The Tour des Trees is a bike ride, but it is also an engagement event where our riders are able with talk to people in the community about the importance of trees, tree research, and proper tree care. These riders are all very passionate about what they do and they love to talk to locals about it.”

Several outreach and engagement stops will be scheduled along the route where riders can learn or share their knowledge about arboriculture with local tree lovers.

In addition to the ride, for anyone that is not able to join the ride in New England, TREE Fund has set up a virtual event, the Virtual Tour des Trees at home, where participants can ride their bikes, run, walk, or swim 425 miles and collect donations to earn custom apparel prizes.

TREE Fund is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support scientific discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the fields of arboriculture and urban forestry. The Tour des Trees bike ride is the main fundraising and community outreach event for the organization and the 2024 route covers 425 miles from Stamford, CT to Providence, RI. Riders travel from all over the country and abroad to participate and fundraise for the event. More information can be found at