Tree Advisory Board

trees in a parkAbout the Tree Advisory Board

The Tree Advisory Board was establish by the Paducah City Commission in 2005.  It's described in the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 118, Section 133.  The duties of the Board include advising appropriate municipal agencies on matters of care, preservation, planting, removal, replacement or disposition of trees in parks, along streets, and in public areas as needed.  The Board also works to promote urban forestry. 

Paducah is a Tree City USA as designated by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. 

List of Recommended Trees to Plant in Paducah >>
Application to PLANT Tree on City Right-of-Way or Public Site >>
Application to REMOVE Tree from City Right-of-Way or Public Site >>
McCracken County Extension Office (Horticulture) Website >>
Master Gardener Program >>

To learn more about trees, this five-minute video features former Tree Advisory Board Chairman Henry Barbour explaining the proper planting of trees, desirable tree species, and Paducah's vegetation ordinance. 

Paducah View (episode 5) - Proper Planting of Trees

Board Members

The eight-member board meets the third Thursday of every other month at 8:30 a.m. at the Anna Baumer Building at Noble Park unless otherwise noted.  The meetings are open to the public.

Upcoming meeting dates (tentative):  December 19, 2019; February 20, 2020; April 16, 2020; and June 18, 2020.

 Member Title
Henry Barbour Citizen, Forester
Chris Dye Citizen, Landscape Architect
Rick Murphy City Engineer & Public Works Director
Jonathan E. Perkins (Chairman) Citizen, Landscape Architect/Certified Arborist
Christopher Jones Citizen
Brian Thomasson Paducah Power System
Mark Thompson Parks & Recreation Director
Tammara Tracy Planning Director