State Forester to make disaster declaration
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:09:40 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) -- State Forester Gene Kodama will make a disaster declaration reflecting mounting losses in timber due to the recent ice storm Wednesday at 1:45 pm at the State House.
Younger pine trees, which have been thinned, were the hardest hit on these initial observations.
South Carolina's 13-million acres of privately-owned forestland supports the state's economy by approximately 17 billion dollars annually.
Governor Haley requested a major disaster declaration for 21 counties in South Carolina as a result of the recent winter weather