Tour des Trees 2020 Report

The 2020 virtual Tour des Trees: Rollin’ in Place to benefit the TREE Fund campaign concluded with $156,002 (exceeding it’s $150,000 fundraising goal). These dollars will go a long way in furthering tree research and education, and TREE Fund is grateful to all participants and partners for making this achievement possible. 

For the first time ever, the Tour des Trees campaign took place in an entirely virtual format. Participation reached a total of 86 individuals who collectively covered 46,149 virtual miles. The distance and fundraising leaderboards remained competitive throughout the entire campaign, and TREE Fund is eager to announce and celebrate the winners below.

Top Individual Fundraisers

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  1. James Urban, $14,369
  2. Dick Rideout, $12,548
  3. Randy Miller, $6,475
  4. Tom Ordway, $5,600
  5. Joe Lentz, $5,500
  6. Ray Henning, $5,144
  7. Sam Van Maanen, $4,609
  8. Jeff Iles, $4,084
  9. Phil Graham, $3,847
  10. Pete Smith, $3,501

Top Distance Individuals

  1. John Harthoorn, 5,000 mi
  2. Doreen Crenshaw, 3,293 mi
  3. Doug Schoch, 2,650 mi
  4. Paul Wood, 2,360 mi
  5. Laurie Skul, 2,328 mi
  6. Gordon Matassa, 2,156 mi
  7. Dave Staats, 1,752 mi
  8. Randy Miller, 1,473 mi
  9. Kristina Bezanson, 1,416 mi
  10. Jeff McMullen, 1,312 mi

Top Fundraising Teams

  1. Team Ohio, $15,615
  2. Team ASLA, 15,294
  3. Team Wisconsin, $14,686
  4. Team Southern, $12,148
  5. Team Canada, $10,514
  6. Team Rocky Mountain, $9,917
  7. Team Indiana, $6,613
  8. Team Midwestern, $3,501
  9. Team New England, $3,201
  10. Team Mid-Atlantic, $2,805

Top Distance Teams

  1. Team Ohio, 7,546 mi
  2. Team Hungry Wolves, 5,998 mi
  3. Team Rocky Mountain, 3,165 mi
  4. Team New England, 2,818 mi
  5. Team Southern, 2,454 mi
  6. Team Schwab Roppolo, 2,181 mi
  7. Team Penn Del, 1,008 mi
  8. Team Canada, 886 mi
  9. Team Texas, 725 mi
  10. Team ASLA, 681 mi

Finally, a long-standing Tour des Trees tradition is to honor the “Best of Tour” awards. These participants went above and beyond in displaying the tour spirit throughout their entire campaigns.

  1. Drain the Swamp Award: Deb Hilbert
  2. Best Social Ambassador Award: Kristina Bezanson
  3. Most Creative Fundraiser Award: Jim Urban
  4. Ultra-Distance Award: John Harthoorn
  5. Most Consistent Award: Doug Schoch
  6. Above and Beyond Award: Laurie Skul
  7. Best Fundraising Photo Award: Paul Wood
  8. Indoor Warrior Award: Gordon Matassa
  9. Best Leader Award: Jeff Iles
  10. Top Virtual Engagement Award: Hallie Dozier, Lisa Meranti, and Kevin Jones

Tour des Trees Planning and Welcoming Task Force members:

  • Planning Task Force: Dana Coelho, Donna Davis, Jon Elliott, Steve Geist, Maggie Harthoorn, Brett Heinrich, Warren Hoselton, Jeff Iles, Jason Jones, Ben Rickenbacker, Don Roppolo, Laurie Skul, Dave Staats, Tom Wolf, Paul Wood
  • Welcoming Task Force: Warren Hoselton, Jeff Iles, Don Roppolo, Cindy Schwab, Laurie Skul, Dave Staats, Tom Wolf, Paul Wood