Tree Advisory Committee


The June 13th Tree Advisory Committee meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be on July 11th. 

The TAC meets on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Holly Springs Town Hall, 128 S. Main St.

View upcoming meetings.A tree next to a parking lot

Current Agenda Packet 


Approved minutes from the past year.


  • Russell Lichtenstein (term ends 06/30/2023)
  • Kelly Oten (term ends 06/30/2024)
  • Ginny Suever (term ends 06/30/2024)
  • Rachel Woods (term ends 06/30/2022)
  • Vacant (term ends 06/30/2023)

Ex-Officio Members

  • Adam Orsak, Junior/Young Adult Member (term ends 06/30/2022)
  • Aaron Wolff, Town Council Representative (term ends 12/2023); Kristi Bennett, Town Council Alternate
  • Thomas Urquhart, Planning Board Representative (term ends 12/07/2021)
  • Tony McDermott, Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Representative (term ends 06/30/2022)


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.