Executive Order 2018-27 issued by Governor Henry McMaster went into effect on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The Executive Order waives truck weight limits up to 90,000 pounds for “crops ready to be harvested” which includes timber. Executive Order 2018-27 was “effective immediately and shall remain in effect for thirty (30) days or until the state of emergency ceases, whichever is less”. A new executive order waiving truck weight limits was issued Oct. 8, 2018 to assist our industry’s recovery from the recent flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.
The FORESTRY ASSOCIATION’S ad is included on page 28 of the 2018 ASCEND magazine -- the annual publication of the SC Chamber of Commerce.
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The FORESTRY ASSOCIATION of South Carolina is a private, non-profit organization of individuals and companies dedicated to forest conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.
The Forestry Association represents landowners, pulp and paper mills, lumber mills, wood processors, logging companies, foresters, sportsmen and hunt clubs. The Association advocates for a business friendly climate for our landowners and forest industry while promoting conservation and sustainability of South Carolina's forests.
We proudly serve 2,500 members and trained timber professionals who grow, manage, harvest, and process the forest resource.
To maintain and secure adoption of local, state, and federal policies that encourage management, utilization, and conservation of forest resources while maintaining or strengthening the pro-business climate for the wood and paper products industry.
Sustainable forests that provide social, economic, and environmental benefits.
SC Forestry Facts and Information
The total economic impact of South Carolina's forest industry is more than $21 Billion annually. With a delivered value of $783,894,293, timber is the state’s leading cash crop.