City of Superior to celebrate Arbor Day

The City of Superior will observe Arbor Day at 18 Oaks Park with a proclamation from Mayor Jim Paine and a brief discussion on the benefits of trees in the community.

In 2017, Mayor Paine and 8th District Councilor Craig Sutherland asked the citizens of Superior to participate in “Name That Park Contest” for the North 18th Street and Oakes Avenue Play Area. After all the entries were judged, the winner of the contest was Abe Hirvela, aged 14.

The City will officially rename the park and Abe will unveil the 18 Oaks Park sign. He will also receive a Certificate of Appreciation and a $100 gift card from the contest sponsor, Super One Foods.

As a perfect pairing to the renaming of the park and the Arbor Day Celebration, 18 Oak trees were planted.

The City of Superior is also celebrating its 19th Year designation as a Tree City USA.

Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers and committed citizens in communities like Superior make smart investments in urban forests. Trees bring shade to homes and beauty to neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social and environmental benefits.