Tree Advisory Committee



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Current Agenda Packet 


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)
  • Aaron Wolff, Town Council Representative (term ends 12/03/2020); Christine Kelly, Town Council Alternate
  • 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.