Tree Board


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. 

The Town of Carbondale’s Public Tree inventory can be viewed at Colorado Tree View (

Tutorials on how to view the tree inventory (Computer or Mobile Phone) and High Value Ash trees selected for Emerald Ash Borer treatment is available below.

Computer Tutorial 
Mobile Tutorial

On July 20th the Tree Board hosted an informational meeting on the discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer on street trees in Carbondale.   The following are presentations from that meeting:

Emerald Ash Borer Initial Detection -- Carl Meinecke, Town of Carbondale Arborist

Emerald Ash Borer Entomology -- Melissa Schreiner, Colorado State University Extension Service Entomologist

Emerald Ash Borer Experiences and Realities -- Chris Beiser, Town of Basalt Arborist and Horticulturist

You can find the complete Tree Board Meeting here:
Tree Board July 20th Meeting

Board Members 
Lisa Paige, Chair
Dan Bullock, Member 
Jo Anne Teeple, Member 
Samuel Martinez, Member
Ross Kribbs, Board of Trustee Liaison 
Carl Meinecke, Town Staff Liaison 

If you have questions, or if you would like to apply to become a member of the Tree Board, please email or 970-510-1248.

Tree Board Recommended Street Trees
Tree Protection Standards, Planting & Watering Guidelines

Sopris Sun, 11-8-19, Town Arborist
Tree Board Membership Application
Carbondale Tree Ordinance

Brunnier Matching GrantsKay_Brunnier_photo
Brunnier Matching Grant Program for planting public trees in Carbondale

With the very generous financial support of Carbondale resident Kay Brunnier, the Kay Brunnier Tree Fund helped to plant over 100 trees in Carbondale starting in 2010.

Many of these trees were planted in remembrance of a loved on or in honor of a person, family, school graduation, or other special event.

Carbondale’s public tree canopy has benefited greatly from the Kay Brunnier Tree Fund and its important contribution to the residents of Carbondale.