Law Enforcement

South Carolina
Pulpwood Weight Standards


SECTION 39-9-130. Standard cord-equivalent weights for pulpwood.

(A) Pulpwood sold in South Carolina by weight must be based on the following weights as standard cord equivalents:

(1) hardwood:

(a) soft hardwoods: 5,450 pounds;

(b) hard hardwoods: 6,200 pounds;

(c) mixed hardwoods: 5,800 pounds;

(2) pine: all counties: 5,350 pounds.

(B) For purposes of this section hard hardwoods include oaks, hickorys, pecans, persimmon, ironwood, locusts, holly, dogwood, chinaberrys, and cherry. Others are classified as soft hardwoods.

(C) A person violating this section, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days.

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