In April 2018, the South Carolina Forestry Commission entered into a partnership with commercial forestry seedling provider ArborGen, which will provide management services to operate the agency’s Taylor Nursery in Trenton, S.C.
The collaboration represents a unique public-private partnership in which ArborGen now uses Taylor Nursery as a production facility for its portfolio of seedling genetics while the Commission retains ownership of the property. As part of the arrangement, ArborGen is making a substantial investment in modernizing the nursery’s equipment and infrastructure, including irrigation systems, storage coolers, and seeding and harvesting equipment.
The Forestry Commission still determines its own seedling production goals – up to 5 million annually – for South Carolina landowners, who are still eligible to purchase seedlings at the Forestry Commission's approved prices on orders up to 100,000 seedlings.
To check seedling availability and place seedling orders, call Taylor Nursery directly at (803) 275-3578. BE SURE TO ASK FOR THE SC RESIDENT/LANDOWNER DISCOUNT!
Order trees with this Arborgen Customer Order Information Form.
Planting Instructions - Planting instructions for various species. (pdf file)
When I Grow Up - "From a Seedling to a Tree - Mature Tree Shapes of the SC Forestry Commission's Forest Tree Nursery Seedlings"
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