Tree Advisory Board

About the Tree Advisory Boardtrees in a park

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. 

Landscape and Trees
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

Board Members and Meetings

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.

2023 Meeting Dates: February 16, April 20, June 15, August 17, October 19, and December 21.

A called meeting was held Wednesday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall
March 29 Called Meeting Agenda 
March 29 Called Meeting Summary

Tree Advisory Board Minutes

 Member Title
Amie Clark Director of Parks & Recreation
Chris Dye Citizen, Landscape Architect
Nic Hutchison Director of Planning
Christopher Jones Citizen
Jinny McCormick Citizen
Rick Murphy City Engineer
Jonathan E. Perkins (Chairman) Citizen, Landscape Architect/Certified Arborist
Brian Thomasson Paducah Power System

Learn More about Trees

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.