Tree Advisory Committee
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)
- 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.