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WKCTCs Science Seminar Discusses Background to Trees in Paducah

West Kentucky Community and Technical College is hosting Background to Trees in Paducah as part of its Science Seminar Series April 22.

During the free seminar, which will be held from 11a.m. noon, in Waller Hall, Room 112, visitors can learn about the diversity of trees found within the region, including the Japanese Maple, Red Bud and Weeping Cherry, along with an understanding of the reasons and geographic origins behind the variety.

Presenter Henry F. Barbour, a local expert in botany and forestry, will also talk about Dogwood trees, the focal point of Paducahs Dogwood Trail Celebration, which is now in its 51st year.

Barbour earned a masters degree in forestry from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science and has worked for many years as a forest research scientist with Westvaco in Wickliffe.

This years annual Dogwood Trail Celebration, which opened April 12, showcases Paducahs marked Lighted Dogwood Trail and the Daytime Historic Trail. The 10-mile driving tour traverses downtown, LowerTown, and other residential neighborhoods. A map of the tour can be found at

For more information about the WKCTC seminar, contact Karen Hlinka at (270) 534-3236 or