Tribute Tree Program


The Tribute Tree Program is a wonderful way for a person or organization to give a lasting, living gift in memory of someone or something, and it's also a great way to increase the boulevard tree stock and beautify our city. 

  • 1 1/2 inch diameter Tribute Trees are $200 and 3 inch trees are $350 (tax deductible) and include a plaque to be placed at the base of the tree with you custom message.
  • Many tree species are available and are listed in our brochure. A number of species are good for planting on boulevards and we have three types of trees that are more suited for larger, more open areas.
  • Spring planting season - May 1-June 15 (application must be in by December 1 of the previous year)
  • The tree will be planted by the City's tree crew on the boulevard or the neighborhood of the donor's choice (provided the planting site meets city Tree Planting Standards)
  • Each tree is guaranteed for one year, (if it fails, it will be replaced one time at no cost to the donor) 
  • The donor or the donor’s gift recipient will receive a certificate signed by the Mayor of Superior indicating the species, where the tree is planted, and the reason why it was purchased. Tribute tree ceremonies are also held after the trees are planted in the spring and donors are invited to attend.

Gift-Giving Occasions

Consider the City of Superior’s Tribute Tree Program for the following special occasions–a birthday, anniversary, memorial, holiday (e.g., Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Arbor Day, or Earth Day), special friend or coworker, grandchildren, outstanding accomplishment (e.g., graduation or retirement), beautification project, a special thank you, or for a club or scout project.

View the Tribute Tree Brochure.

View the Tribute Tree Application (fillable form)

Completed applications and payment (please make checks payable to "City Treasurer") can be mailed to:

Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department
1316 N 14th Street, Room 200
Superior, WI 54880

View the list of Tribute Trees purchased in 2021

View the list of Tribute Trees purchased in 2022

Click here for a printable version of the Tribute Tree application. 

Marianne Peters and her friend, Hope Swenson, in front of their tribute tree.

Marianne Peters, shown with her friend Hope Swenson in the photo on the right, was a frequent contributor to the program. Beginning in 2002, Marianne purchased 36 trees through the program and left a lasting legacy in the City! The tree in the photograph was planted in honor of Hope's 90th birthday.      

 The Tribute Tree Program has planted over 800 trees in the City of Superior since the program started.

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