South Carolina Forestry Commission
News Release

July 2, 2013


(Columbia, SC) The South Carolina Forestry Commission is now taking orders for seedlings ahead of the winter planting season.

The complete catalog, newly updated, and a printable order form can be found online at  Our new edition features enhanced product descriptions and new artwork depicting our selections' seasonal appearances in drawings by Texas artist Robert O'Brien.  Mr. O'Brien's work is noted not only for its beauty, but also for its scientific accuracy.

Additionally, Seedling Price Guides featuring new quick-order forms are available at most SC Forestry Commission offices statewide.

From the mountains to the coast, landowners and forestry professionals will be happy to learn that their Forestry Commission now has its fastest-growing loblolly pine seedlings in containers for improved survival and early growth after  planting.  Our stock has been developed specifically for South Carolina's regional climates and soils.  Customers can order with confidence as they have our agency foresters on hand to assist them in their forestland management goals.

For the 2013-2014 planting season, 14 pine selections and 25 hardwood and other plant selections are available.  Nine of these products are now available in containers.


Seedling orders can be placed by mail:

S.C. Forestry Commission
P.O. Box 21707
Columbia, SC 29221

 or fax:

 (803) 275-5227

 Seedlings can be delivered via UPS or be picked up at Taylor Nursery (53 Girl Scout Camp Rd., Trenton, SC).  For more information, call Taylor Nursery at (803) 275-3578.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission has been providing healthy and dependable tree seedlings since 1928 and takes great pride in its role in establishing the valuable forest resource growing across our state today.  Landowners who plant seedlings from the Forestry Commission are part of an industry which supports 90,000 jobs in South Carolina and impacts the SC economy by $17 billion annually.



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News editors, for more information:  Scott Hawkins (803) 896-8820





SC Forest-related businesses have a $17 billion annual impact on our economy.

For every $1.00 invested by the state in its Forestry Commission, forest industry produces about $1,200.00 of economic impact.

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