Day 8 | January 8, 2014

Two men stacking timber

Through the Extension forestry program, South Carolina farmers are being taught to harvest their timber intelligently through selective cutting for pulpwood and other purposes as a means of increasing their farm incomes. Dorchester County, 1939.


Forestry

Forests cover two-thirds of the total land area in South Carolina and they are essential for our state's economy, environment, and quality of life. Timber is actually South Carolina's most valued crop, with a delivered value of about $800 million. South Carolina's forestry industry generates $17 billion annually to the state's economy and employs over 90,624 people.

Clemson Extension employs Extension Specialists and Associates on campus and at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science (Georgetown, SC) and Extension agents with primary Forestry and Natural Resources responsibilities across South Carolina. Clemson Extension provides information covering tree care, urban forestry, forest management and economics, prescribed fire, pest management, timber production, vegetation management, and Christmas tree production. For more information about our available resources, please visit our publications page.


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