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. 

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

March 29, 2023, Called Meeting Summary

Tree Advisory Board Minutes

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

Paducah Tree Ordinances, Permits, and More

Paducah Code of Ordinances Chapter 118 regulates and controls planting of trees and shrubbery, encourages the protection of existing trees in the streets and public grounds within the City, and establishes procedures and practices for fulfilling these purposes. 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. 

Application to PLANT Tree on City Right-of-Way or Public Site
Application to REMOVE Tree from City Right-of-Way or Public Site

List of Recommended and NOT Recommended Trees to Plant in Paducah

Learn More about Trees

Landscape and Trees Resources

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.