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.
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 no less than four times per year. The meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is tentatively set for Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. at a location to be determined.
|Henry Barbour||Citizen, Forester|
|Chris Dye||Citizen, Landscape Architect|
|Rick Murphy||City Engineer & Public Works Director|
|Jonathan E. Perkins||(Chairman) Citizen, Landscape Architect/Certified Arborist|
|Brian Thomasson||Paducah Power System|
|Mark Thompson||City Parks & Recreation Director|
|Tammara Tracy||Planning Director|