Entries by Scott Carpenter

Sam Cartner Inducted Into WNC Agricultural Hall of Fame

From Limbs & Needles Magazine Summer 2002 edition. These articles are used with permission from the NC Christmas Tree Association. Information supplied by: Pat Brinkley WNC Community Development Association, Inc. The WNC Community Development Association has announced that two people have been selected for induction into the WNC Agricultural Hall of Fame. Sam Cartner, retired […]

Marriage Proposal at Tree Farm

by Heather Faulkner It’s not every day that a marriage proposal happens at a Christmas tree farm. But for one couple from Gastonia that is exactly what happened last Friday. It all began when John Wilson and girlfriend Emily Nivens thought it would be nice to start a family tradition of picking out the family […]

From the ground up, Cartner Has Watched The Tree Industry Grow

by Scott Nicholson When Sam Cartner and a few others set out their first Christmas tree seedlings in 1959, more than one of their farming neighbors thought they were crazy. Now, forty years later, they have realized that Cartner was crazy like a fox, and many of them have gone into the business themselves. Cartner […]

Neiman Marcus

During the 80’s, Neiman Marcus carried the Cartner’s Blue Ridge Fraser Fir for their select customers.