Basalt Public Gardens

Sharing a passion, appreciation and dedication to the advancement of gardening, public horticulture and conservation. The gardens offer an experiential and educational setting for the community and its visitors.

Take a peek at what will be blooming in the Town Gardens from spring through fall...

Community Forestry

Basalt’s community forest instills a quiet and appealing aesthetic which touches the lives of its citizens and visitors every day. From the Narrrowleaf Cottonwood corridor (Populus angustifolia) that lines the Roaring Fork River on Two Rivers Road to the diverse tree canopy that includes roughly 1709 trees in our parks, open space, streets and rights of way, Basalt’s Forestry staff is committed to preserving this important community asset.

Our tree management plan is largely guided by our GIS-based tree inventory program. GIS facilitates duties to be performed and provides a structure that organizes management goals needed to achieve the many actions required such as inspection for insect and disease, tree pruning, hazard tree abatement, tree planting, cultural improvements and more. Promoting a diverse tree population of native and non-native, and well-adapted tree species is an important component of our tree selection.

The Town’s horticultural and arboricultural community outreach includes guided tours of the Town’s many gardens which are designed with low water, often native and long season of bloom species as well as focusing on the diverse and sometimes underutilized tree varieties of important aesthetic and environmental significance. Educating the community on the value of sustainable tree stewardship has lasting positive impacts for generations.

There are a number of landscape pests that affect the health and vigor of our vegetation if left untreated. Click here for a Colorado State University website which is comprehensive in its approach to plant health care.

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Lisa DiNardo, Horticulturist/Certified Arborist RM7161A
101 Midland Ave.
Basalt, Colorado 81621
(970) 927-4701 x104

Tree Removal Permit


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