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!
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.
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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.
VIEW/DOWNLOAD A PREVIEW OF THE BOOK >>>
Soft-bound copies of the book may be purchased directly from the SC Forestry Commission for $20 ($15 if you pick up in person).
CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPY/COPIES TODAY!
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.
VIEW/DOWNLOAD OUR EQUIPMENT & SERVICES CATALOG>>>
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:
- View all the current wildfires in the state. Pinch-zoom, then click, on any fire or notification to see its location, size and containment status;
- See all the current prescribed burns for forestry, wildlife and agriculture around the state;
- Check the day’s fire weather in any region of the state;
- Watch the agency’s videos on how to conduct legal debris burns, including making notification to the Forestry Commission and taking the proper precautions;
- Report a wildfire, arson, litter or other forest law violation.
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)
Strategic Plan (pdf)
Primary Forest Industry Directory - list of all wood and paper manufacturing industries in the state.
Federal Income Tax on Timber: A Key to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions (opens in a new window)