In 2011, a harvest and utilization study was conducted on 80 operations throughout South Carolina. There were 1,974 total trees measured; 1,317 or 67 percent were softwood, while 657 or 33 percent were hardwood. Results from this study showed that 86 percent of the total softwood volume measured was utilized for a product, and 14 percent was left as logging residue. Seventy-seven percent of the total hardwood volume measured was utilized for a product, while 33 percent was left as logging residue.
Dooley, Kerry J.W.; Cooper, Jason A.; Bentley, James W. 2015. South Carolina harvest and utilization study, 2011. e-Resour. Bull. SRS-200. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 27 p.