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Entries by Chuck Kellen from 08/2012

Cycling Through Oregon for Trees

| Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

I woke up this morning early, full of anticipation with no idea what to expect. This week is my first time cycling in the STIHL Tour des Trees, America's largest fundraising event for tree research, a weeklong bicycling tour that travels through a different area of the country each year.

My Day on the Oregon Coastal Bike Trail

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Green

At every stop, we're reminded of the true reason for the ride: raising awareness and educating about the importance of trees.

Cycling To Mt. Hood With The STIHL Tour Des Trees

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Travel

The hills today were relentless, but they came with a reward, some great downhilling. We came around a corner and in the distance, looming above, was snow-capped Mt. Hood.

Exploring the Willamette Valley by Bike

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Green

One fascinating aspect of this Tour is hearing people who are passionate about trees in cities talk about their work. The ride gives us a chance to have conversations about the importance of the research.

Dreaming of Road Biking in Oregon

| Posted 08.10.2012 | Green

Before the STIHL Tour des Trees, if I had fallen asleep and dreamed of what it would be like to go cycling through Oregon, today would have been it.

Cycling the Columbia River Gorge

| Posted 08.13.2012 | Green

Being a part of helping these children smile and learn about something so important to our communities, trees, was the most fitting end to our journey.

Riding for Research With Coffee, Donuts, and Lessons in Life & Tree Care

| Posted 08.14.2012 | Green

The issues we face concerning trees and the health of our urban forests are extremely complex and have to be considered from a variety of angles. Everyone needs to work together to learn to care for our environment in a responsible, manageable way.