Professor Arbor E. Tum helps people and organizations tell us how important research is to the good health of trees in cities and forests.

Treetures have visited many states in the USA. They have also traveled to British Columbia, Canada, Haiti and England. They carry the message of tree care and tree planting wherever they go.

Beginning in 2013 Professor Arbor E. Tum will be on Special Assignment in California with his friends from the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture and The Britton Fund.


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What is Riding For Research?

People from all over the country volunteer to ride their bicycles through different parts of the United States and sometimes in other countries too. Some trips are 500 miles long.

They plant trees and raise money to help tree research scientists find ways to make trees grow stronger and healthier in urban (city) forests.

Professor Arbor E. Tum is proud of all the good people and hard work done by the Tour des Trees fundraisers -- ISA, The Tree Fund, STIHL Tour des Trees and the Professor’s special friend, Environmental Entertainer, Tim Womick.

The cyclers earned their Green Hearts riding for research!
Good Luck to all the future riders!

Here are some of the places the Professor visited!!  

The 2011 Tour kicked off with a 30-mile, 1-day Ride for Research in Virginia Beach, Virginia on October 2, then headed west to Williamsburg, Richmond, Charlottesville and the Appalachians. Seven days and 500 miles later the Tour ended with an awesome entrance into Washington DC on October 8. It was a week of cycling, spectacular autumn scenery and fun in the company of the "Family TREE."




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