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      State Forester to make disaster declaration

      Younger pine trees, which have been thinned, were the hardest hit on these initial observations.

      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

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