The Carbondale Tree Board will provide generally for the protection of trees within the Town, to ensure proper planting and maintenance of trees in the public right-of-way and in Town parks, and to provide for the abatement of nuisance trees on public and private property. To develop a healthy urban forest and park system of diverse tree species to protect against potential pest and disease problems. To create a community with tree lined streets by requiring tree planting standards in new developments while upgrading and maintaining street trees in existing parks, neighborhoods and commercial or industrial areas.
Dan Bullock, Chair
Gabe Riley, Member
Jo Anne Teeple, Member
Kim Bock, Member
Lisa Paige, Member
Marty Silverstein, Board of Trustee Liaison
Mike Callas, Town Liaison
If you have questions, or if you would like to apply to become a member of the Tree Board, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-510-1248.
Sopris Sun, 11-8-19, Town Arborist
Brunnier Matching Grants
Brunnier Matching Grant Program for planting public trees in Carbondale
With the very generous financial support of Carbondale resident Kay Brunnier, the Tree Board has created a matching grant program and will be offering discounted rates to businesses and individuals wishing to sponsor the planting of a tree on public property, such as in a park or open space or along one of our streets. The Town of Carbondale will purchase, plant and take care of the tree, and both the tree species and a suitable location will be decided on with the input of the person or business sponsoring the tree.
There will be opportunities for trees planted in remembrance of a loved one and also the honoring of a person, family, school graduation or other special event, but anyone can sponsor the planting of a tree.
Suggestions for suitable locations in our town that would benefit by the planting of new trees are also welcomed if you have a particular place that you’d like the tree to be planted.
Trees on private property or within the yards of homes will not normally be considered for matching funds.
Trees that are required to be planted by the terms of a development approval will not be considered for matching funds.
The Brunnier Matching Grant Program will pay 50% of the cost of planting a new tree and, where required, connecting to an existing irrigation system.
If you are interested in sponsoring a tree to be planted in the Town of Carbondale, please contact Mike Callas, Town of Carbondale Arborist, email@example.com or call 970.510.1331.