Associated Hardwoods’ Buyer for SC
Alan Abernathy, Associated Hardwoods
Roy Boyd has been involved in the tree farm program since
1990. He served on the SC Tree Farm Committee for many
years -- most notably as Chairman of the Field Tour Committee
for fourteen years. He worked tirelessly behind the
scenes to ensure that every single one of those Field Tours
& Awards Ceremonies was flawlessly executed. Most attendees
were not aware of the significant role he played because
he never sought the spotlight, preferring instead to let the
Tree Farmers and award winners shine.
He’s conducted inspections, re-inspections, helped post Tree Farm signs, and been interviewed by local television stations and newspapers on topics such as forest management, prescribed fire, and wildland fire control.
He submitted nominations on Tree Farmers for District recognition. One of those was Joanna Angle, Chester, SC for District 2 Tree Farmer of the Year in 2012. She was later selected 2012 South Carolina Tree Farmer of the Year. Angle was the former host of SC Educational Television’s popular weekly series Palmetto Places.
INVOLVEMENT: Boyd is a member of York County Beekeepers Association and has long assisted with local Boy Scout projects and trips.
Brad Thompson, Jr., Thompson Forest Consultants
L. B. Adams has owned over 4,000 woodland acres for several
decades -- with all of the woodland acreage certified as a
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: “Practice sustainable silviculture, support forest products industry, provide wildlife habitat, protect watersheds, and conserve soils.”
TREE FARM FIELD WORK: He guides timber management decisions and silvicultural practices and offers valuable historical perspectives on markets and finance.
INVOLVEMENT & RECOGNITION: As co-founder of the Upper Savannah Land Trust, he has been involved in supporting land conservation and sustainable forestry for many years. He is a member of Greenwood County Forestry Association; a member of the Forestry Association of South Carolina; and a member of Forest Landowners Association. In 2000, Adams and his wife, Margaret W. (“Peggy”) Adams, founded the USLT, an organization that they led for many years. The USLT is currently the third-largest South Carolina-based land trust with over 50,000 acres under easement. In honor of their work with the USLT, Mr. & Mrs. Adams received the 2009 BMW Conservation Award.