The Carthage Convention & Visitors Bureau is encouraging the community to give a tree-mendous gift to the city this spring by purchasing trees through their fourth annual campaign, “The Great Carthage Re-Leaf”.
The campaign encourages residents and friends of the community to purchase trees to replace those lost through the natural devastation of the ice and high wind storms from the past years. These trees may be planted near their homes, businesses, or donated in-kind to the city to replace items lost throughout the city’s parks. CVB Director Wendi Douglas says, “It is a very natural choice in fundraising for the CVB. Carthage is America’s Maple Leaf City and a great part of that based on our atmosphere. It is a great way for the community to renew their lost landscaping and promote a beautiful Carthage.”
Carthage Re-Leaf is an effort of collaboration between the CVB and Pinewood Nursery. Trees are available in six varieties, including October Glory, Autumn Blaze, and Red Sunset Maples, as well as a Redbud, White Dogwood, and Cleveland Select Flowering Pear. All varieties are available in a 5 gallon size, and are six to eight feet tall each. Residents or businesses may purchase them through the Carthage CVB for $45 per tree. All products purchased will be delivered and planted within Carthage city limits by Pinewood Nursery.
The Convention & Visitors Bureau hopes to continue sharing unique programs and innovative tools to better serve our visitors before, during, and after they spend time in Carthage. For more information on tourism in Carthage, contact the CCVB by calling 417.359.8181 or go to www.visit-carthage.com.