COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Forestry Commission is encouraging landowners to place their tree seedling orders for winter planting while they are still available.
ArborGen's Taylor Nursery in Edgefield County has …
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ArborGen's Taylor Nursery in Edgefield County has more than 600,000 seedlings left for sale at special S.C. landowner pricing. These seedlings include containerized, genetically improved longleaf pine and a variety of hardwoods. Among the remaining hardwoods are Sawtooth oak, Northern red oak, dogwood, persimmon and yellow poplar, not to mention Christmas tree selections.
"This is the first year that ArborGen has operated the Forestry Commission's Taylor Nursery, and we're excited about the win-win situation our partnership has created," said Tim Adams, SCFC resource development director. "Landowners will benefit from being able to buy ArborGen's genetics at Forestry Commission prices. ArborGen will also be able to expand production to help landowners, such as those replanting after Hurricane Michael, and the Forestry Commission has negotiated special rates for South Carolina timberland owners."
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 wildlife and wetland habitat improvements.
Contact Taylor Nursery at (803) 275-3578 to place an order, and be sure to ask for the Forestry Commission discount. The discounted prices 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 discount.
Download the ArborGen Taylor Nursery seedling price guide from the Forestry Commission's website at www.trees.sc.gov/pubs/seedlingpriceguide2018.pdf.
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