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.

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 (currently one vacancy) meets the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department on H.C. Mathis Drive.  The meetings are open to the public.

 Member Title
 Henry Barbour Chairman, Citizen
 Tammara Tracy Planning Director
 Cindy Jones Citizen
 Rick Murphy City Engineer & Public Works Director
 Kelly Sanders-Dye Citizen, Landscape Architect and Planner
 Joshua Tabor Citizen
 Brian Thomasson Paducah Power System
 Mark Thompson Parks and Recreation Director