Like a lot of communities, the City of Superior offers a mix of new and old growth trees within the confines of the city boundaries.  While the city does a good job of planting and maintaining trees on their public property, some of tree population has fallen victim to diseases and development.

In an effort to recognize some of the older, larger trees the city has developed a fun contest; they're looking for the largest trees.  Officials with the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department along with the Urban Forestry Tree Board are launching the Largest Tree Contest as part of the City's 2018 Arbor Day Celebration.  Now through April 22, they are accepting nominations for the largest tree that exists on city property in the Superior boundary.

According to the city's website, here are the rules:

  • The tree must be on City property (on a boulevard or in a park).
  • The submission form must be filled out completely with accurate measurements and a photo of the tree must be included.
  • Submissions will be accepted on a  first come/first served basis, i.e. if more than one individual submits the same tree, the first person to submit the form first has rights to that submission.
  • The contest is open to City of Superior residents only.
  • Submissions must be received by April 22, 2018.

Officials with the city will recognize the winning tree during the Arbor Day Celebration that will be held in May.

Click here to see how to properly measure the tree, submit the picture and application, etc.