Tree Advisory Committee


The Tree Advisory Committee meets quarterly on the second Monday of January, April, July, and October 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


  • Kelly Oten (term ends 6/30/2024)
  • Ginny Suever (term ends 6/30/2024)
  • Geralyn Williams (term ends 06/30/2025)
  • Marissa Parker (term ends 6/30/2025)
  • Eric Dean (term ends 6/30/2025)
  • Russell Lichtenstein (term ends 6/30/2026)

Ex-Officio Members

  • Bridget Peters, Junior/Young Adult Member (term ends 06/30/2024) 
  • Danielle Hewetson, Town Council Representative (term ends 12/2023); Aaron Wolff, Town Council Alternate
  • Chris Deshazor, Planning Board Representative (term ends 02/28/2026); Joanna Holder, Planning Board Alternate
  • Susan Smith, Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Representative (term ends 07/30/2023)
  • Sarah Larson, Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee Representative (term ends 07/30/2023)


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.