South Carolina Forestry Commission
Price Guide For Tree Seedlings, Equipment, and Services

Prices effective
July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021

 


Forest Tree Seedling Prices

Seedling Pick-up Information

Forestry Equipment

Forestry Services

Insect and Disease Laboratory

Prescribed Burning

Firebreak Plowing

Timber Marking

Standby for Prescribed Burning

Waterbar Construction

Mired Equipment Removal

Printable Services Price Guide - (pdf)


Forest Tree Seedlings
SEEDLING SPECIES AND PRICES
2021-2022

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.


ArborGen is making capital investments to the facility to increase its production capacity; this unique public/private partnership will guarantee SC landowners improved genetics and quality seedlings for years to come.

Under this partnership, the Forestry Commission will determine seedling production for up to 5 million seedlings annually, with 4.12 million seedlings to be grown in 2021. The Forestry Commission will set prices for these seedlings grown specifically for South Carolina landowners by ArborGen. The prices in this guide will only apply to the first 100,000 seedlings ordered each year by qualified landowners for seedlings to be planted in South Carolina.

Be sure to ask for your Forestry Commission discount when placing your order with ArborGen if the seedlings are to be planted in South Carolina.


As always, feedback from you on our seedling program is essential. Please supply ArborGen with your email address when placing your order so the Forestry Commission can include you in our annual Seedling Customer Satisfaction Survey at the end of each planting season.


For more information, or if you just have questions about this partnership, please contact SCFC Resource Development Director Tim Adams at (803) 896-8802 or tadams@scfc.gov. And don’t forget to ask for South Carolina landowner pricing when making your order!

Bareroot Species

Cost Per 10

Cost Per 50

Cost Per 100

Cost Per 500

Cost Per
1,000

Seedlings produced for SCFC

Pines

Loblolly Pine
Coastal OP AG-88 (66-A-A)

N/A

N/A

$33

$49

$70

1,500,000

Loblolly Pine
Piedmont OP AG-757 (98-A-A)

N/A

N/A

$33

$49

$70

1,500,000

Shortleaf Pine, Improved

$12

$23

$33

$49

$70

10,000

Virginia Pine, Christmas Tree Variety

$12

$23

$33

$49

$70

12,000

White Pine

$22

$38

$49

$76

$130

8,000

 

 

 
Hardwoods and Other Species

Baldcypress

$30

$45

$60

$170

$250

10,000

Cedar, Eastern Red

$30

$45

$60

$200

$300

12,000

Crabapple, Southern

$30

$45

$60

$170

$250

4,000

Dogwood

$30

$45

$60

$200

$300

4,000

Oak, Cherrybark

$30

$45

$60

$175

$260

5,000

Oak, Gobbler

$30

$45

$60

$200

$300

3,000

Oak, Live

$30

$45

$60

$200

$300

3,000

Oak, Northern Red

$30

$45

$60

$175

$260

2,000

Oak, Pin

$30

$45

$60

$175

$260

2,000

Oak, Sawtooth

$30

$45

$60

$175

$260

6,000

Oak, Shumard

$30

$45

$60

$175

$260

2,000

Oak, Swamp Chestnut

$30

$45

$60

$175

$260

4,000

Oak, White

$30

$45

$60

$175

$260

3,000

Oak, Willow

$30

$45

$60

$175

$260

4,000

Persimmon

$30

$45

$60

$170

$250

5,000

Plum, Chickasaw

$30

$45

$60

$200

$300

2,000

Redbud, Eastern

$30

$45

$60

$200

$300

2,000

Sycamore

$30

$45

$60

$170

$250

1,000

Walnut, Black

$30

$45

$60

$200

$300

1,000

Yellow Poplar

$30

$45

$60

$200

$300

4,000

 

 

Containerized Pine Species

Seedlings per Unit

Cost per Unit

Seedlings produced for SCFC

Pine, Longleaf Improved **

250/box

$50/box

1,000,000

** Improved Longleaf Pine seedlings are from seed collected from our Longleaf seed orchard at Niederhof Forestry Center.

 

Containerized Cypress Species

Seedlings per Unit

Cost per Unit

Seedlings produced for SCFC

Cypress, Carolina Sapphire

32/tray

$45/tray

1,200

Cypress, Clemson Greenspire

32/tray

$45/tray

1,200

Cypress, Leyland

32/tray

$45/tray

5,000

Cypress, Murray

32/tray

$45/tray

5,000

 

 

Keep seedlings cool and moist until planted!

 

 

Ordering

 

There is no longer an order form for Forestry Commission seedlings; customers who want to inquire about availability or order our seedlings must call Taylor Nursery directly at (803) 275-3578; ArborGen personnel will take and process all orders.

Customers can pick up their seedlings at Taylor Nursery or arrange for shipping through a commercial carrier.


Most importantly, customers who are ordering Forestry Commission seedlings to be planted in South Carolina are eligible to receive exclusive, discounted pricing on orders up to 100,000 seedlings per landowner.


To take advantage of the discount, qualified customers must tell the ArborGen representative who is taking their order that they want the Forestry Commission discount.

 


Forestry Equipment

Tree Planter
Medium Tree Planter ... $5/acre (Minimum charge - $25)

Drum Chopper ... $20/acre (Minimum charge - $100)

All equipment is strictly for forestry use. A $200 deposit is required, refundable upon satisfactory return of equipment. SCFC may prohibit use of equipment due to unpaid bills or high damage potential.

Drum Chopper Transportation fee:
$3.50 per mile from SCFC Headquarters (Columbia) to and from the site ($50 minimum).

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Forestry Services

Insect & Disease Laboratory

SCFC forest health specialists examine forest insect/disease pests or tissue samples at no charge. They will identify pests and prescribe appropriate control measures.

Firebreak Plowing

Standby for Prescribed Burning

Prescribed Burning

Sawtimber Marking: $10/MBF

Pulpwood Marking: $5/cord

Extracting Forestry Equipment:

 

Waterbar Construction:

 

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