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Cartner’s Christmas Tree Farm featured in All About the Table

Cartner’s Christmas Tree Farm was featured in the special holiday issue of All About the Table.
The winning Cartner Tree.

High Country farms selected to provide White House Christmas tree

Cartner Christmas Tree Farm was awarded 2024 Grand Champion Grower. They will provide and present a North Carolina Fraser fir Christmas tree that will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House in 2024.
Founders Sam and Margaret Cartner

Cartner Christmas Tree Farm to supply an 18′ Fraser Fir Christmas Tree in White House Blue Room in 2024 after winning the national championship

from the The Avery Journal-Times on Aug 29, 2023 — Nineteenth century American teacher Lucy Larcom was once quoted as saying, “He who plants a tree, plants hope,” and the efforts of the Cartner family have been banking on that hope for years. Earlier this month, the Cartner family was informed that their “hope” has grown into a North Carolina Fraser fir Christmas tree that will be displayed in the Blue Room on the White House for the 2024 holidays.

Governor Presented with Capitol Christmas Trees and Wreaths

"This year’s tree was grown on the Cartner Christmas Tree Farm, a family-owned Fraser fir farm in Newland, North Carolina. The Cartner family will compete for the chance to provide the Official 2021 White House Christmas Tree at the National…

Cartner’s wins first place in the 2019 N.C. Christmas Tree Association Tree Contest

Cartner's won first place in the 2019 N.C. Christmas Tree Association Tree Contest held in August 2019. This award gives us the privilege of entering a tree in the National Tree Contest in 2020, the winner of which takes a tree to the White…

Cartner Christmas Tree Wins Grand Champion Prize at Local County Fair

  "Congratulations on winning the NC tree and wreath competition. Truly a legacy the family had built in NC and the industry that celebrates the most joyous day of the year. God bless." — Jennifer Viets North Carolina State University, College…
Sam teaching his granddaughters to top trees

Industry Pioneer Celebrates 92nd Birthday in the Field

published in Limbs & Needles, 2012 | Download the PDF Sam Cartner helped organize the North Carolina Christmas Tree Growers Association (now NCCTA) in 1959. During that time, he assisted in the establishment of one of the…
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Capital at Play – The Cartner Christmas Tree Farm

November & December 2012 Edition Visit the Capital at Play archive  |  Download the article
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Coastal Living article

Coastal Living with a Mountain Tree

Thanks to the guys at Coastal Living HQ for the great pictures. It was a pleasure working with you. We have differentiated ourselves from the competition by leaving long sturdy branches giving a tree more demension and depth after…

Individually Hand Pruned to Decorate

On your way to our farm, you pass a lot of other Christmas tree farms. Just a few days ago as I pulled into our farm, I noticed how the dew on the trees glittered in the morning sunlight. The sunlight accented the natural growth and reminded…
Founders Sam and Margaret Cartner

History of the Cartner Christmas Tree Farm

Nothing has described the birth of the Christmas tree industry in North Carolina any better than this statement from an article published in the Mountain Times by Scott Nicholson. He wrote, “When Sam Cartner and a few others set out their…

Trees for Troops to kick off in December

by Lauren Ohnesorge "It's not only for the troops overseas, but it's also for the entire military," said grower David Cartner about Trees for Troops. In its third year in North Carolina, Trees for Troops is a program where growers donate…
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Family Firm Yields to Family Farm in Tree Season

NC Lawyer Magazine November/December 2006 Ten months out of the year, the law offices of David & Ginny Cartner generally resemble most general practice firms, in Asheville or anywhere else for that matter. Residential and commercial…
Sam Cartner was recognized for his years of service to the industry when he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2006 National Christmas Tree Association Biennial Convention in Portland, OR.

Sam Cartner Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Reprinted from the American Christmas Tree Journal | October 2006 Download the article Sam Cartner was recognized for his years of service to the Christmas Tree industry when he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at…
Sam and Margaret Cartner

American Christmas Tree Journal

July 2006 At the North Carolina CTA Winter Meeting in March, awards were presented for outstanding service to the Christmas Tree commodity in North Carolina and for outstanding educational awareness to the praises and problems associated…

Starting from Scratch

A History of Christmas Tree Farming in the Mountains of North Carolina By Miles Tage, Mountain Times Publications | November 18, 2004 In the beginning was Roan Mountain. Covered with wild native North Carolina Fraser firs, Roan was the…

A Feeling for Firs

Sunday, November 30, 2003 HERALD-JOURNAL Spartanburg, S.C. Sure it's business. But, it's become a tradition. For more than 40 years, this North Carolina family has come together this time of year to supply our nation with that most…

Margaret Cartner – Helping the Family Business

Written by  Helen Pitts of Sugar Plum Farm Margaret Cartner did not arrive in a horse and wagon dressed in gingham, but she is nonetheless a true pioneer. She and husband Sam own and operate Cartner Christmas Tree Farm in Avery County. Through…
Sam Cartner was inducted into the WNC Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2002 for his life long service to the industry and his key involvment in establishing the NC Christmas Tree Assoc. in 1959.

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…
Marriage Proposal

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…

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…
L.L. Bean photo shoot

Trees supplied for LL Bean Photo Shoots

We received an order again from LL Bean again this year for their numerous photo shoots accross the country. We shipped trees to Sun Valley, ID, Breckenridge, CO and of course, Freeport, ME. It has been a pleasure to work with them again.…
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Neiman Marcus

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