The Forestry Association of South Carolina

Supporting SC’s $23 billion wood and paper products industry including manufacturers, timberland owners, foresters, wood dealers and logging companies by promoting sustainable forestry, use of wood and paper products, and working forests.

Truck Weight Limits

From FASC President & CEO Cam Crawford: “Due to Winter Weather conditions, Governor McMaster issued Executive Order 2022-40 increasing truck weight limits up to 90,000 pounds for trucks transporting timber and wood chips. The Executive Order expires in 30 days or when the emergency is over.”

Forestry Association Purple Paint

On May 23, 2022, Governor McMaster signed House Bill 3291, known as the purple paint bill into law. This new law provides an alternative method of posting a No Trespassing Notice for property owners including timberland owners. The Forestry Association of South Carolina actively supported this new law since traditional No Trespassing signs are destroyed by weather events, unlawfully removed or used for target practice.

In particular, the law provides that a landowner has the option to post "clearly visible purple-painted marking, consisting of one vertical line not less than eight inches in length and two inches in width, and the bottom of the mark not less than three nor more than six feet from the ground or normal water surface. These marks must be affixed to immovable, permanent objects that are not more than one hundred yards apart and readily visible to any person approaching the property." For additional information here is a link to the new law:

Rep. Tommy Pope was the primary sponsor of the legislation and Senator Wes Climer advocated very hard for passage in the Senate.

Forestry Association 2023 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Nov. 8-10, 2023 at Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Forestry Association of South Carolina [FASC] will be held Nov. 8-10 at Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC. It will feature a timely program, business meeting, recreation activities, exhibits and SC Tree Farm Silent Auction, award presentations, and social events. Mark your calendars!


Outdoor Insurance

Insurance for Hunt Clubs, Timberland Owners and more.


TOP Update

TOP Facilitator's Guides and TOP Renewals.

Forest Landowner Tax Tips

2022 Tax Tips

Click for Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2022 Tax Year.

Log a Load Sporting Clays

Log a Load

Spoting Clays Event
March 25, 2023

SC Tree Farm Podcast

SC Tree Farm Podcast

SC Tree Farmers share personal stories of hardships, successes, and memories.

SC Teachers Tour

SC Teacher's Tour

Applications accepted until March 31.

Forestry Job Board

Job Board

List and find forestry industry related jobs across South Carolina.

Forestry Outstanding Logger Award

2023 Outstanding Logger

Nominate those making outstanding contributions to forestry by March 31.



Advertise in the bi-monthly South Carolina Forestry Journal.

The Forestry Association of South Carolina

The FORESTRY ASSOCIATION of South Carolina is a private, non-profit organization of individuals, forest landowners 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. 

The Forestry Association of South Carolina
4901 Broad River Road   |   Columbia, SC 29212
803.798.4170   |

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