The Holly Springs Tree Commission conducted a tree planting ceremony recently to honor both the city and county’s first responders on national First Responders Day.

Several first responders were present for the tree planting, which took place at J.B. Owens Park, 2749 Hickory Road. Representatives included officers from the Holly Springs Police Department, the Holly Springs Police Foundation, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, as well as Holly Springs staff and elected officials.

The tree that was planted is a blue Atlas cedar tree and is dedicated in honor of first responders who serve the residents of Holly Springs. The planting was also done as part of Holly Springs’ Tree City U.S. designation.

The Holly Springs Tree Commission is a volunteer board appointed by the Holly Springs City Council. The commission provides support, leadership, resources, and opportunities for the preservation of specimen trees. The commission also promotes Arbor Day in February of each year, as well as the beautification of public spaces through the city and the Tree City USDA designation for Holly Springs.

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