State law requires citizens to notify the SCFC before burning yard debris. Find your county's toll-free burn notification number here.
Media seeking information about fires should contact Director of Communications Doug Wood at (803) 968-1576 or Public Information Coordinator Justin Holt at (803) 360-2231.


Seedling Price Guide

2021-22 SCFC seedling price guide now available!

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is proud to partner with commercial seedling provider ArborGen on the production, sales and delivery of forest tree seedlings for SC landowners. Taylor Nursery, near Trenton, S.C., is still owned by the Forestry Commission, but ArborGen is now providing management services to operate the nursery. Now taking orders year-round... Call us today!



Check out the 2020-30 South Carolina Forest Action Plan!
SCFC Wildfire App

South Carolina’s forests help shape our state’s economic, environmental and social character, so investing in their health is crucial to their resilience and survival. Authored by the South Carolina Forestry Commission and myriad partners, our state’s Forest Action Plan includes in-depth analysis of forest conditions and other emerging issues in our state and region, providing a roadmap for improving forest health and ensuring that our forests — and the resources they provide — persevere for future generations.
Please take a moment to view or download South Carolina’s 2020-30 Forest Action Plan, which was simultaneously revised with the agency’s strategic plan to help align our plans and actions for the next decade.

Order your copy/ies of our "Forest Trees of SC" tree ID manual!

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is proud to present to the citizens of South Carolina this updated 180-page edition of the agency’s native forest tree identification manual, originally produced in 2003.
This greatly improved guide represents a significant upgrade to its predecessor in scope and detail; in addition to replacing one-color line drawings of trees and their identifying characteristics with full-color photographs, we have added more than a dozen native species than appeared in the first edition, added an illustrated guide to tree and leaf anatomy, incorporated range maps for every species and included many more anecdotal and characteristic keys to identifying South Carolina’s native trees.

Soft-bound copies of the book may be purchased directly from the SC Forestry Commission for $20 ($15 if you pick up in person).

Forest Trees Of SCNeed Forestry Commission equipment or services? Call us!

Did you know the SC Forestry Commission rents tree planters and drum choppers to landowners, or that we offer a number of other landowner services like timber marking, firebreak plowing, waterbar construction, prescribed burning, mired forestry equipment extraction and even pest identification? Check out our FY2020-21 Equipment & Services catalog and call your nearest South Carolina Forestry Commission office to rent or procure any of our equipment and/or services. We're here to help South Carolina's forest landowners!
DISCLAIMER: All equipment is strictly for forestry use. A $200 deposit is required, refundable upon satisfactory return of equipment in good condition.


SCFC Wildfire App
Download the Forestry Commission's wildfire smartphone app!

With the outlook for the fall/winter wildfire season across the south changing so drastically in the last few weeks, having our free app can offer an extra layer of protection to you and your family. The SC Forestry Commission's wildfire smartphone app allows citizens, media and fire departments to view current wildfires and burn notifications, check the latest fire weather, receive push notifications about important news such as burning bans and red flag fire alerts, and much more. The easy-to-use interface lets users:



Current Wildland Fires in South Carolina

Current Burning Notifications

Today's Fire Weather

Seedlings for Sale

Current Timber Price Reports

Current State Land Timber Sales - Upcoming timber sales on state owned forestland.

Purchase Recreation Permits Online (opens in a new window)


SCFC Agency Overview Video (YouTube)

SCFC Services Provided (pdf)

Forestry Impact by Numbers (pdf)

SC Forestry Facts & Figures (pdf)

Strategic Plan (pdf)

Strategic Plan Key Performance Indicators (pdf)

Interactive information of how forest lands provide surface drinking water supply for South Carolina (opens in a new window)

Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

Accountability Report and related reports

Forests of South Carolina, 2018 (pdf)

Economic Impact Analysis of SC's Forestry Sector, 2017 (pdf)

Forest Products Fact Sheet (pdf)

Economic Impact of SC Forests -Analysis (pdf)

Southeastern Partnership for Forests and Water Initiative

South Carolina's Forested Acreage by County (pdf)

Firewise USA™ Recognition Program

Recent Presentations

State Forest Sustainable Commitment Statement (pdf)

South Carolina Forestry's 2015 Project

SCFC Forest Action Plan, 2020-30

South Carolina Landscape Management Plan (pdf)

Primary Forest Industry Directory - list of all wood and paper manufacturing industries in the state.

Income Tax Deduction for Timber Casualty Loss (pdf)

Tax Tips for Forest Landowners (pdf)

Federal Income Tax on Timber: A Key to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions (opens in a new window)

A Landowners Guide to Forestry in South Carolina - (pdf)

Ignition-resistant Landscaping and Construction Techniques (pdf)

Forestry Commission's Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Annual Report (pdf)


Employment Opportunities (opens in a new window)

How to Report a Wildfire

How to Report Woods Arson

If you have any Questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page or simply email us.


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SC State Government Home Page

South Carolina Forestry Commission
5500 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: 803-896-8800
Fax: 803-798-8097

The South Carolina Forestry Commission and the USDA Forest Service prohibit discrimination in all programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. To file a complaint of discrimination with the SC Forestry Commission contact the Human Resources Director, SC Forestry Commission, P.O. Box 21707, Columbia, SC 29221, or call (803)896-8879.
Both the USDA and the Forestry Commission are equal opportunity providers and employers.

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