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. 

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 
Kari Bevevino, Member
Samuel Martinez, Member
Marty Silverstein, 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 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 Carl Meinecke, Town of Carbondale Arborist, or call 970.510.1331.