Tree City Board

The Tree City Board was established in 2005 to manage public trees, with special concern for heritage trees (24” diameter or greater), and advise the city in all tree-related matters. Since 2006, the city has been awarded the status of Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The board remains very active in fulfilling the requirements of the Tree City USA program, by hosting an annual Arbor Day celebration, recognizing Earth Day, and holding various tree-related events throughout the year


  • Jeanette Lyon, Chairman 
  • Emily Tinsley
  • Merideth Smith
  • Mary "Dee" Myers
  • John Sloop

Ex-Officio Staff

  • Jim Grainger, Public Grounds Superintendent
  • Chad Lewis, Crew Leader
  • Suzanne Pritchard, Senior Planner / Urban Designer

North Myrtle Beach’s Tree City Board Tree Competition

How beautiful is your tree? Think you have the biggest, prettiest, or most unusual tree in the City of North Myrtle Beach? Tell us about it, and you could be recognized as having the "Tree of the Month." Categories for judging include the following, deciduous, evergreen, fruit or nut, and ornamental trees. 

Email us at North Myrtle Beach Tree Board for more information.