FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2009
SC Forestry Commission Selling Tree Seedlings for Timber, Energy
(Columbia,SC)–- The South Carolina Forestry Commission is again offering tree seedlings in preparation for the winter planting season.
The Commission’s Taylor Nursery grows more than 35 varieties of trees for sale, including 10 selections of pine and 18 different hardwood species. Also available are baldcypress, red cedar, Atlantic white cedar, palmetto (the state tree) and several shrub and grass species. For the timber grower, we have a number of selections of high-value loblolly pines. Disease resistance and fast growth make these seedlings suitable for woodlots and landscaped yards alike.
Despite the recent downturn in home construction, state and federal forestry experts say demand for SC timber will remain strong in the long run. Also, in addition to traditional uses such as lumber, plywood and paper, wood can provide an energy source that will help South Carolinians become more energy independent in the years to come.
Orders are expected to be brisk, especially for longleaf pine seedlings, so put your order in early.
Orders may be scheduled for UPS shipping or for pick-up at the Commission’s Taylor Nursery in Edgefield County beginning in December. More information and our catalog are available at www.trees.sc.gov or by calling the nursery at 803-275-3578.
For more information, call Scott Hawkins at (803) 896-8820.
The SC Forestry Commission’s mission is to protect and develop South Carolina’s forest resource. For every $1.00 invested by SC in the Commission, the industry produces more than $1,000.00 of economic impact.