Restoration Longleaf Pine Planting - Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) Cost Share

$80 - $115 per acre

Longleaf Pine
Longleaf Pine

Basic Provisions

  • The area must be located in one of the historical longleaf range counties (map of range)
  • Must plant at least 10 acres
  • $5000 maximum per landowner
  • A maximum of 726 seedlings per acre and there must be a minimum of 400 seedlings per acre properly planted at the time of performance check
  • Lump sum payment comes after trees are successful established
  • Any components already accomplished (such as site preparation or burning) should be subtracted from the allowable cost share rate
  • Each tract will be ranked based on a scoring system
  • Priority points will be given to:
    • Limited resource landowners
    • Areas harvested due to pine bark beetle activity. A Georgia Forestry Commission forester will investigate to insure that the tract actually had pine beetles within the past 2 growing seasons
    • The local score is determined by multiplying the total points by the SPB hazard multiplier for the county


Practice Component Rates:

  • $50 per acre for Heavy Site Preparation - includes burning
  • $25 per acre for Light Site Prep (Chemical or Mechanical - could include an herbaceous herbicide application or scalping/subsoiling)
  • $35 per acre for Longleaf Pine Containerized Seedlings
  • $25 per acre for Longleaf Pine Bare Root Seedlings
  • $30 per acre for Longleaf Pine Planting


Funding provided by the USDA - Forest Service