Tree Advisory Committee



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Approved minutes from the past year.


  • Gary Claiborne (term ends 06/30/2020)
  • Joe Fuller (term ends 06/30/2021)
  • Amanda Matheny (term ends 06/30/2021)
  • Katherine Blizzard Penton (term ends 06/30/2020)
  • Rachel Woods (term ends 06/30/2022)

Ex-Officio Members

  • Bridget Freeh, Junior/Young Adult Member (term ends 06/30/2020)
  • Christine Kelly, Town Council Representative (term ends 12/03/2020)
  • Vacant, Planning Board Representative (term ends 02/29/2020)
  • Susan Smith, Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Representative       (term ends 06/30/2020)


The Holly Springs Tree Advisory Committee provides assistance with:

  • planning an annual Arbor Day event 
  • guidance about how Holly Springs can maintain good standing with Tree City USA standards 
  • recommendations on methodology for expenditure of funds for the Street Tree Replacement Program 
  • recommendations on methodology and criteria for the removal of diseased street trees (those planted between sidewalks and town streets) or perimeter yard landscapes (those that provide town-required buffers between different developments)  
  • review and recommendations on updates to the town's tree maintenance guidelines and preferred tree selection criteria 
  • public information initiatives helping residents understand the importance and need for tree preservation and maintenance.

The Tree Advisory Committee has two subcommittees:

The Business Committee focuses on street tree standards, preferred tree/landscaping lists, obtaining Tree City USA status, sustainable design approaches and funding.

The Education & Outreach Committee focuses on Arbor Day events, other events and public outreach.

If you are interested in being considered for membership on the Tree Advisory Committee, please complete the application. Original, signed applications are required in order to be considered. Submit the application to the Holly Springs Town Clerk's office.