To commemorate Carmi’s 200th birthday in 2016, the Bicentennial Committee has approved the sale of 200 specially designated trees. Both organizations and individuals are encouraged to replace aged trees our community has lost and to help beautify our town for future generations. Because the trees are commemorating Carmi’s bicentennial, you are encouraged to plant them in and around Carmi. Their locations will be recorded and plotted on a map for posterity’s sake.
Six species of trees (white oak, bald cypress, hackberry, tulip poplar, sugar maple, and eastern redbud), all of which are native to our area and approved for our hardiness zones 6-7, will be obtained from a reputable nursery. The 4’-7’ trees will be in 5 gallon containers.
The cost of each tree and a trunk protector will be $25. For $15 per tree, the Committee will arrange for a school, civic, or community group to plant it for you, as a fundraiser for them. If you would like a commemorative marker for your tree, please contact Jeremy Jordan at 618-382-5222.
The trees will be available for pick up around late October 2015 at the Carmi Fairgrounds. At that time, an arborist will give a tree planting demonstration, and there will be planting and care instructions with the trees.
Please note that the Bicentennial Committee cannot guarantee the survival of the trees, and all sales are final.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING COMMEMORATE CARMI’S BICENTENNIAL!