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 18, 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 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 Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Parks & Recreation Department on H.C. Mathis Drive.  The meetings are open to the public.

 Member Title
Henry Barbour Chairman, Citizen
Chris Dye Citizen
Rick Murphy City Engineer & Public Works Director
Jonathan E. Perkins Citizen, Landscape Architect and Planner
Joshua Tabor Citizen
Brian Thomasson Paducah Power System
Mark Thompson Parks & Recreation Director
Tammara Tracy Planning Director