The South Carolina Forestry Commission is encouraging landowners to place their tree seedling orders for winter planting while there is still a variety of seedlings available.
ArborGen’s Taylor Nursery in Edgefield County has more than 1 million seedlings left for sale at special South Carolina landowner pricing. The remaining inventory includes bareroot varieties of loblolly pine, Christmas tree selections and several hardwood species. Dogwood, redbud, Southern crabapple and a selection of oak species are among the remaining hardwoods.
“This is the fourth year of our partnership with ArborGen to operate and manage seedlings sales at Taylor Nursery,” said Tim Adams, SC Forestry Commission Resource Development Director. “Seedling sales are going well, but we still have a good supply of both hardwood and softwood selections. South Carolina landowners will benefit from reduced pricing negotiated by the SC Forestry Commission for seedlings being planted in the state.”
The purpose of the Forestry Commission’s seedling program is to provide a diverse selection of genetically improved seedlings to South Carolina landowners for timber and Christmas tree production as well as for wildlife and wetland habitat improvement.
Contact Taylor Nursery at 803-275-3578 to place an order, and be sure to ask for the South Carolina landowner pricing, which will only apply to the first 100,000 seedlings ordered annually by each qualified landowner. Landowners must plant the seedlings in South Carolina to be eligible for the special pricing. More information about the South Carolina Forestry Commission’s seedling sales program, species availability and pricing can be found on the web at: www.state.sc.us/forest/nur.htm.