Nursery and Tree Improvement

The South Carolina Forestry Commission's Taylor Nursery in Edgefield is excited about its new ability to take seedling orders year-round! Check out our wide variety of selections and great prices by viewing/downloading our new 2017-18 price guide and order form. The form on the back page of the catalog is fillable from your computer screen, making it easier than ever to place your order and print the form.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission has grown and distributed over 2.5 billion forest tree seedlings since we began operating in 1928. It is the Forestry Commission’s mission to provide high quality improved seedlings for the landowners of South Carolina. We also provide a wide variety of species and products to meet the ever-changing needs of large and small landowners to include wildlife plantings, windbreaks, streamside buffers, longleaf pine - wiregrass ecosystem restoration, wetland mitigation/restoration, and rooted cuttings and seedlings for Christmas trees.

Our bareroot and containerized seedlings are grown and picked-up at our Taylor Nursery near Edgefield, South Carolina. UPS shipping is also available for all species.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission hopes you are satisfied with your seedlings. If you would like to contact us feel free to call us at (803) 275-3578 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. After hours, we have a voice mail system for you to leave a message and have us return your call.


Seedling Availability - Check to see what seedlings are available.

Seedling Prices and Pick-up Information

Seedling Order Form

Seedling Catalog -(pdf file) Tree species descriptions and suggestions, where is the best location to plant, best and worst tree species for certain conditions, and the recommended species for wildlife, shade, Christmas trees and many others.


PRS Information Sheets

The values in these sheets are based upon the Coop's 2014 database. They have released the 2017 database, which has better P values, but still use the 2014 database to generate PRS sheets, hence the number difference.

PRS - Piedmont Loblolly ELITE (pdf)- Performance Rating System for Piedmont Loblolly Elite Seedlings

PRS - Piedmont Loblolly SUPERIOR (pdf)- Performance Rating System for Piedmont Loblolly Superior Seedlings

PRS - Coastal Loblolly ELITE (pdf)- Performance Rating System for Coastal Loblolly Elite Seedlings

PRS - Coastal Loblolly SUPERIOR (pdf)- Performance Rating System for Coastal Loblolly Superior Seedlings

PRS - Coastal Loblolly 2nd Gen. BEST (pdf)- Performance Rating System for Coastal Loblolly 2nd Gen. Best Family Seedlings



Tree Planting Guide

Planting Instructions - Planting instructions for various species. (pdf file)

Seedling Spacing/Trees Per Acre



Seed for Sale

When I Grow Up - From a Seedling to a Tree - Mature Tree Shapes of the SC Forestry Commission's Forest Tree Nursery Seedlings.

Facility Locations




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