The City of Southport

Forestry Committee

Southport Arbor Day
April 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at Keziah Park

Welcoming Remarks and Invocation
Mayor J.V. Dove, City of Southport

Reading of the Arbor Day Proclamation
Clay Fairley, Forestry Committee Co-Chair

Speaker
Jim McKee, Director of Old Brunswick Town.
“A historical perspective on the role of the trees influencing our history and development.”

Speaker
Scott Len, Forestry Committee Co-Chair
“Preservation of Important Southport Live Oaks”

Closing Remarks
Karen Mosteller, City of Southport Alderman

Free Ice Cream Social to Follow

Music by Tatum Hayden Bluegrass and Soul Review

Southport Forestry Committee Members

Members are appointed for two year terms.

FORESTRY COMMITTEE 

Scott Len
Chairman
318 Willis Drive
Southport, NC 28461 scottlisalen@hotmail.com
571-296-4174
Appointed
4/12/18
Clay Fairley
Co-Chair
115 Captain Adkins Drive
Southport, NC 28461
cjfairley3@gmail.com
910-454-9400
4/12/18
Peg Ingalls 413 W. West Street
Southport, NC 28461
pegbodytime@gmail.com
610-299-9939
6/08/17
Patrice Frink 114 W Brown Street
Southport, NC 28461
Patrice.frink@gmail.com
910-386-6897
6/8/17
Fred Fiss 216 N. Atlantic Avenue
Southport, NC 28461
ffiss@bellsouth.net
910-269-6901
4/12/18
Betty Timberlake PO Box 395
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
910-457-9220
910-646-3331
910-770-3470 (cell)
4/14/16

Member Emeritus/Media

Harry Singley 215-280-8418
hgsingley@gmail.com
9/14/17
Jesse McPherson 910-279-4710
Jesse@mcphersonmarine.com
9/14/17
Michael Fuller 811 N. Caswell Avenue
Southport, NC 28461
michael.b.fuller.civ@mail.mil
910-524-7948
Consulting Member
Bryan Whitworth 210 River Drive
Southport, NC 28461
greenmanhort@gmail.com
910-443-7825
Consulting Member
Alderman
Karen Mosteller
Board Liaison
KMosteller@southportnc.org
Thomas Lloyd
Planner
Staff Liaison
tlloyd@cityofsouthport.com
910-457-7961

NOTE: Article V. Section 1: Meetings are to be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:00 p.m. in the Fire Department Training Room unless otherwise posted. All meetings shall be posted in accordance with the N.C. Open Meetings Law by the City Clerk.
Updated 04/26/18

Forestry Committee Objectives

The Forestry Committee is committed to the preservation, advocacy and education for the city with regards to city trees and issues by:

  • Protecting existing trees
  • Tree replenishment
  • Public education
  • Other functions related to the community’s forest environment

The Committee provides support and a level of expertise that assists the city and its residents make decisions not only about individual trees, but also about the city’s entire forest and canopy for the long term.

Southport: A “Tree City” Since 2004

Southport’s 15th year designated as a Tree City USA

Tree City USA Standards

To qualify as a Tree City USA community,  FOUR STANDARDS established by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters must be met. These standards were established to ensure that every qualifying community* would have a viable tree management program and that no community would be excluded because of size.

2019 Projects

  • Arbor Day Celebration, Friday, April 26
  • Citywide pruning
  • Protective fencing in Keziah Park
  • Pruning Seminar (TBA)
  • Storm Prep for Trees Seminar (TBA)
  • Ongoing educational seminars on Southport’s Tree Ordinance