On Wednesday Turku city workers removed the candles, flowers and cards left for the victims of the knife attack in the centre of the city earlier this month in order to replace it with a memorial tree.
The tree will be lit at night and remain at the marketplace throughout the autumn.
The city says that the candles and flowers would be discarded but the cards and letters written by the public were being sent to the city's museum centre.
This year's annual Turku Day proceedings on September 17 will feature an event honoring the victims of the attack.
In the late afternoon of Friday, August 18, a man carried out a knife attack, killing two women and injuring eight others.
The main suspect, caught minutes after police received the first call about the attack, faces charges of two counts of murder with terrorist intent and eight counts of attempted murder with terrorist intent. Other individuals are believed to have cooperated in plotting the attack, according to investigators.
The case marks the first time Finnish authorities have charged a person with terrorism-related crimes.