Bicyclists on the Tour des Trees will pass through the Arboretumís gate at 11 am on Saturday, October 8, to tour the grounds and help to plant a tree. The stop is part of a seven day, 500-mile ride that raises funds and awareness for the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund. The riders will dismount at the Maple Collection where they will help plant an Acer griseum ◊ A. pseudoplatanus, a rarely seen hybrid between two different, but related sections of the maple genus. The ride began in Virginia Beach on Oct. 2; the Arboretum is one of the last stops. The riders will continue on for lunch at Casey Trees and then an afternoon grand finale ceremony at American University.
For more information about the Tour des Trees 500-mile ride, visit http://stihltourdestrees.org/.
The TREE Fundís mission is to identify and fund projects and programs that advance knowledge in the field of arboriculture and urban forestry to benefit people, trees, and the environment.
For more information about the TREE Fund, visit http://www.treefund.org/home.
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Last Updated October 5, 2011 2:41 PM
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