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District wise Forest in Himachal Pradesh deleted

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As per Forest Survey of India Report - 2009
Area (Sq.Kms.)
District Geo. Area Forest Area Tree covered area % of Geo. Area
      Very Dense Forest Moderate Dense Forest Open Forest Total Forest Cover  
Bilaspur 1,167 428 24 171 167 362 31.02
Chamba 6,522 5,030 853 773 810 2,436 37.35
Hamirpur 1,118 219 39 92 114 245 21.91
Kangra 5,739 2,842 310 1,221 531 2,062 35.93
Kinnaur 6,401 5,093 82 263 257 602 9.40
Kullu 5,503 4,952 586 789 583 1,958 35.58
Lahaul Spiti 13,841 10,133 15 32 146 193 1.39
Mandi 3,950 1,860 373 735 565 1,673 42.35
Shimla 5,131 3,418 739 1,037 608 2,384 46.46
Sirmaur 2,825 1,843 130 568 685 1,383 48.96
Solan 1,936 728 55 404 390 849 43.85
Una 1,540 487 18 298 205 521 33.83
Total 55,673 37,033 3,224 6,383 5,061 14,668 26.35

 

Type of flora Numbers
Flowering Plants 3,120 species
Conifers 13 species
Pteriophytes 124 species
Orchids 38 species

 

Forests Cover By Different Forest Type Area ( Km² )
1. Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests 2,140
2. Tropical Thorn Forests 43
3. Sub-Tropical Pine Forests 3,853
4. Sub-Tropical Dry Ever Green Forests 470
5. Himalayan Moist Temperate Forests 4,064
6. Sub-Alpine and Alpine Forests 2,512

 

Classification based on latitudinal Zones   Flora of Himachal Pradesh
1. Lower Motane Zone (up to 1,000metres above m. s. l) A. Trees
B. Shrubs
C. Grasses
Khair,Siris, Kachnar, Semal, Tun, Mango, Behul, Shisham, Ritha, Tut, Behera & Chil.
Vitex, Munj, Ber, Ipomea, Dodonea, Bamboo. Vetiver, Sanchrus, Munjh.
2. Middle Motane Zone (From 1,000metres to 2,000metres above m. s. l.) A. Trees
B. Shrubs
C. Grasses
Kunish, Poplar, Willow, Ohi, robinia, Drek, Kail, Chil Toon, Behmi, Chulli, walnut, Khirik.
Vitex, Berberis, Carrisa.
Lolium, Dactylis, Phleum, Phylaris.
3. Temperate Zone (From 2,000metres to 3,000metres above m. s. l.) A. Trees
B. Shrubs
C. Grasses
Deodar, Fir Spruce, Maple, Ash, BhojPatra, Horse Chestnut,Alder, Robinia, poplar, Walnut.
Berberis.
Festuca, Dactylis, Bromus, Lucerne, white Clover, Red Clover, dioscorea.
4. Alpine Zone (Above 3,000metres above m. s. l.) A. Trees
B. Shrubs
C. Grasses
Birch, Juniper, Cypress, Willow.
Saussurea lappa, Cotoneaster microphylla, Artemesia.
Festuca arundinacea, Dectylis glomerata.