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.
The eight-member board meets the third Thursday of every other month at 8:30 a.m. in the Team Room on the first floor of City Hall unless otherwise noted. The meetings are open to the public.
Upcoming meeting dates: For 2021, the Board plans to meet February 18, April 15, June 17, August 19, October 21, and December 16 in the Team Room on the first floor of City Hall.
|Henry Barbour||Citizen, Forester|
|Amie Clark||Parks & Recreation Department Director|
|Chris Dye||Citizen, Landscape Architect|
|Rick Murphy||City Engineer|
|Jonathan E. Perkins||(Chairman) Citizen, Landscape Architect/Certified Arborist|
|Brian Thomasson||Paducah Power System|
|Nicholas Hutchison||Planning Director|