About 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.
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.
2024 Meeting Dates: February 15, April 18, June 20, August 15, October 17, and December 19
2025 Meeting Dates: February 20, April 17, June 19, August 21, October 16, and December 18
|Director of Parks & Recreation
|Citizen, Landscape Architect
|Director of Planning
|Jonathan E. Perkins
|(Chairman) Citizen, Landscape Architect/Certified Arborist
|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.