Keep Carbondale Beautiful actively encourages beautification of residences and businesses through the Bright Spot Award and the Tree Sale. Beautification makes Carbondale more welcoming to prospective home-buyers and businesses and is sign of economic well-being. Even if a city is entirely functional and livable, there is always something additional to be gained when efforts are taken to enhance aesthetic value through buildings that enhance neighborhood pride and through well-maintained greenery.
Can we have too many trees?!?
This year, KCB is devoting a chunk of its grant money to planting more trees along the streets of Carbondale. According to James Howard Kunstler, there are four functions of street trees: