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What is the Tree Board?

The Salisbury Tree Board advocates the planting, preservation and planting of trees on public rights-of-way and public properties.

The Tree Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Conference Room at 1 Water Street.

2019 Meeting Dates:
January 16
February 20
March 20
April 17
May 15
June 19
** No meeting in July **
August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18

Annual Award Winners

Here’s the list of 2021 Biennial Awards winners:

Holiday Storefront Decoration Awards

Abigail's Bakery
Crosby Scholars
The Meroney Theater
Lee Street Theater
Salisbury Symphony
Debbie Barnhardt Jewelers
Mean Mug Coffee
O.O. Rufty Building
Sidewalk Deli
Spanky's Homemade Icecream and Deli

Here’s the list of 2020 Biennial Awards winners:

2020 Judy McDaniel Tree Steward Award

John Sherrill, III
Garden Greenhouses

2020 Johnny Safrit Tree Planting Award

Rowan-Salisbury School System
West Rowan Elementary School

Residential Landscape of the Month Awards

Bernard & Vivian Savaria
Lori Burke
Bobby & Betty Lomax
Ted & Frances Weant
George Stephen Henman
Sue McHugh
Telka M. Weant
Steve & Mary Arey
James Bostwick
Susan Lippard
Bassey Francis-Joseph Eyoh
Yvette Sophia Chaparro

Community Treasure Landscape of the Month Awards:

Dr. Robert Whitaker and Susan Willie Whitaker
Fulton Heights Neighborhood
Crosswinds Senior Apartments
Joseph Medlin, Jr.

Urban Landscape of the Month Awards

East Square Artworks
Salisbury Salon & Spa
The Medicine Shoppe
Sweet Meadow
Town Creek Commons
Fidelity Bank
Allied Financial
F&M Bank

Commercial Landscape of the Month Awards

Lost & Found
Olive Garden
Landmark Church
Los Arcos
Smart Start Rowan
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center
Rowan County Library
Cracker Barrel
Revival Golf Club
Lowry Vogt Properties

Holiday Storefront Decoration Awards

Anna Craig Boutique
Lora Belle Baby
Fine Frame Gallery
The Lettered Lily Design Studio
Maison Monroe
Oxford + Lee
Partners in Learning
Skinny Wheels
The Spice & Tea Exchange
Southern Sass
Sweet Country Style Boutique Textile Products
Tonyan Grace

2020 Development Awards

Category: Adaptive Reuse:

Fisher Realty for 132 Flats
O. O. Rufty General Store building

Category: Façade Improvement

Bogle Architecture Firm
Yates Realty Inc.

Category: Public Art

Rowan County Courthouse, 210 North Main Street

Category: Fresh Start

Wallace Properties LLC,

Category: Structural Preservation/New Construction

Railwalk Pavilion

Category: Signage

Spice & Tea Exchange

2020 Mayor’s Award:

Bill Burgin

Contact Us

Staff Liaison

Mark Martin
(704) 638-5255

«March 2021»
3/17/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Tree Board Meetings

The Tree Board meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12:00 noon in the Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Conference Room at 1 Water Street.

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