The City of Superior has a new harvest of tribute trees in the city and city leaders will gather next week to dedicate them.

Superior Mayor Jim Paine and members of the City of Superior’s Urban Forestry Tree Board will travel around the city on June 15th thanking all the Tribute Tree donors.

Seven trees have been planted around the city this time around thanks to the program that allows individuals or businesses to give a lasting, living gift in memory of someone or something with a beautiful tree.

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The Tribute Tree program offers 1 1/2 inch diameter Tribute Trees for $150 and 3 inch trees for  $300, both donations are tax deductible and come with certificate signed by the Mayor of Superior telling the species of tree, where the tree is planted, and the reason why it was planted.

All the planted trees are guaranteed to last one year, if the tree fails to grow, another will be planted at no charge to the donor. For additional $45, donors can choose to have a 4x6 plaque added to the base of the tree that can display a message. Between 2019 and 2020, about 11 Tribute Trees have been planted around the city.

Here is a list of all the new trees for 2021 and the times of the dedication ceremonies next week:

  • 11:00 am Esther Dalbec planted a Black Locust in Memory of Yvonne Dalbec Conito & Greg Dalbec - Located in Kelly Park by sign on Grand Avenue
  • 11:45 am The Quam family planted a Bur Oak in Memory of Larry Quam
    Located in Webster Dream Park close to north end of playground
  • 1:00 pm The Maypole family planted a Honey Locust in Memory of Kristin Maypole -Located on Barker’s Island across from boat launch parking, close to first turn to Inn
  • 1:30 pm Raymond and Anita Christianson planted a Japanese Tree Lilac in Memory of Gene Hagen - Located on Barker’s Island at end of the walking trail across from Barker’s Island Inn
  • 2:15 pm Trends Day Spa & Salon planted a Bur Oak in Recognition of Our Great Community - Located in Billings Park – Main Point close to the swing at the end
  • 2:45 pm Julie Rozowski planted a Honey Locust in Memory of Jeffrey Michael Rozowski - Located at 60 Highgate Street
  • 3:30 pm Ruth Ludwig planted an American Hornbeam in Memory of Monte, beloved pet of Mayor Jim Paine - Located behind the Superior Dog Park in the open space

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