Subtropical Moist Pine Forests


  • Western Himalayas between 73°E and 88°E longitudes at elevations between 1000 to 2000 metres above sea level.
  • Some hilly regions of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Naga Hills and Khasi Hills.


  • Chir or Chil is the most dominant tree which forms pure stands.
  • It provides valuable timber for furniture, boxes and buildings.
  • It is also used for producing resin and turpentine.