Tree Citizen Advisory Panel

Plant the Peak

The Town of Apex is a designated Tree City USA community. Plant the Peak is a program designed to increase our overall tree canopy by providing professional installation of native trees on residential single family properties within Apex’s corporate limits, at no cost to the owner or tenant of the property. 

The program provides 100% of the cost of one tree purchase and installation, per property. Plant the Peak applications will be accepted starting September 1st of each year, and completed applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. In 2021, 100 trees were planted through this program.

For 2022, the program will accept 150 applications. We estimate that 125 trees can be planted through the program this year. The additional 25 applications will serve as a waitlist if any properties within the first 125 are unable to accommodate adding a tree.

The application limit for the 2022 Plant the Peak has been met.

Tree CAP Mission Statement

The Tree Citizen Advisory Panel (TreeCAP) is a group of appointed citizens who represent the voice of the citizen as it relates to tree programs, management and regulations. They provide guidance and feedback to the Environmental Committee, meeting Tree City USA standards, and help plan and guide Arbor Day and other tree planting events.


There are 5 members, appointed for 1-year terms. Appointments may be renewed up to six consecutive years. All members must reside within either the Apex Town Limits or the Apex ETJ.

If you’re interested in serving on the Tree CAP, please complete this interest form. You will be contacted when a vacancy occurs.

There are no officers in the panel. Membership consists of:

  • (1) tree/shrub expert or arborist (by trade or education)
  • (1) landscape / flora expert (by trade or education)
  • (1) developer / builder (any use type)
  • (2) generally interested citizens

Current Members

  • Veronica Maynard-Simon
  • Steven Mikes
  • Mary Miskimon
  • Elizabeth O'Brien


TreeCAP meets the first Thursday of each month at Town Hall.

Arbor Day Tree Plantings 

  • 2022 - Hunter Street Park
  • 2021 - Clairmont Park
  • 2020 - Seagroves Farm Park
  • 2019 - Hunter Street Park
  • 2018 - Salem Pond Park
  • 2017 - Apex Town Hall Campus
  • 2016 - Apex Community Park

We look forward to seeing each of these plantings grow into mature trees that will provide natural beauty and shade for those who visit our parks and other facilities.