Tree Advisory Committee



A meeting schedule has not yet been determined. The board may meet monthly at first and later, once organized, quarterly.


  • 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)
  • TBD, Planning Board Representative (term ends 06/30/2020)
  • TBD, 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.