A Working Plan for Forest Lands in Berkeley County, South Carolina


U.S. Department of Agriculture Bureau of Forestry Bulletin No. 56

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“The object of this investigation, the results of which are presented in the following working plan, was primarily to determine how much timber is at present standing on the land of the E.P. Burton Lumber Company, how much is necessary for a sustained annual yield equal to the present capacity of the company’s mill, and in what way the largest successive crops can be obtained in the shortest time and at the least expense. It led to the conclusion that the prevailing species (loblolly pine), the method of logging, and the location of the tract are all adapted to make the pine lands permanently valuable if treated in such a way to insure future crops of timber.” [pg. 5]

This detailed report was compiled by Charles Chapman and published in Washington, D.C. by the Government Printing Office in 1905. Its 62 pages present a comprehensive working plan for the timber holdings of the E.P. Burton Company in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The proposal concludes with a large folding map of the company property that presents the dispersal of pine and cypress stands, along with data on their average diameters.

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Publication Date: 1905

Author: Charles Chapman

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Condition: A-

Condition Description: 62 pp. printed report with stapled binding and affixed to original paper wraps. Covers are brittle and moderately worn and the first three pages are loose, but contents are in near fine condition overall. Includes 4 pages of photographs, numerous tables of statistics, and a large folding map that measures approximately 19" x 20.5".


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