Superior Celebrates 18th Year as a Tree City

Play to be Put on at UWS as Well

SUPERIOR, Wis.- Superior celebrated its 18th year as a Tree City today, as students across the city were given a chance to learn all about what it means.

Students from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and members of Superior’s Tree Board visited 22 different elementary classrooms to deliver a copy of the book “The Man Who Planted Trees.” They also read it to the students.

UWS was also there to promote a play by the same name as the book, which will be shown to students next Tuesday at the college. A performance for the general public will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at UWS as well.

“It’s a lovely play,” said Cathy Fank, a UWS theater professor. “It’s funny, it’s witty, it’s charming, and it teaches a wonderful lesson on our environment and I think it will be entertaining. It’s just a great little play.”

In order to be recognized as a Tree City, the town needs a tree board, a tree–care ordinance, an Arbor Day observance, and a forestry budget of two dollars per-capita.

For more information about planting trees in Superior, visit

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