Suitable Species for Different Silvo-Ecological Zones in Gilgit-Baltistan

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Suitable Species for Different Silvo-Ecological Zones in Gilgit-Baltistan
Suitable Species for Different Silvo-Ecological Zones in Gilgit-Baltistan

1. Sub Tropical Dry Scrub Zone

Scientific NameLocal NameNative/Exotic
Main Species
Olea ferrugineaKahuNative
Senegalia modestaPhulaiNative
Monotheca buxifoliaGurgura, Gwargurah or GargolNative
Subsidiary Species
Mallotus philippinensiskamala or kumkum treeNative
Lannea coromandelicaIndian AshNative
Euonymus hamiltonianusDedul, Dharua, Siki, Singi and NagaNative
Corylus colurnaGreicho, urniNative
Crataegus songaricaShontExotic
Ficus palmataFaag 
Morus albaMaarochNative
Pistacia khinjukKakawNative
Punica granatumDanu, AnnarNative
Tamarix arceuthoidesHukurNative
Elaeagnus angustifoliaSojnay/GonairNative
Platanus oreintalisBuchNative
Salix babylonicaMori Bayo, Majnun.
Ailanthus altissimaRanthusExotic
Robinia pseudoacaciaKikarExotic

2. Semi-moist Temperate Zone

Scientific NameLocal NameNative/Exotic
Main Species  
Picea smithianaKachalNative
Pinus wallichianaKail, Biar, Blue pineNative
Populus ciliateHimalayan poplarNative
Abies pindrowRaiNative
Subsidiary Species
Pistacia khinjukKakawNative
Prunus amygdalusKoney 
Juglans regiaAcchotiNative
Fraxinus hookeriSumNative
Morus albaKini MarochNative
Platanus orientalisChinarNative
Sorbus tianschanicaBezarExotic
Salix seriocarpajuan guo liuExotic
Taxus baccataBurmiNative
Salix babylonicaMori Bayo, Majnun 
Ailanthus altissimaRanthusExotic
Populus albaFarchNative
Populus nigrahei yangExotic
Robinia pseudoacaciaBlack locustExotic
Styphnolobium japonicumHuaiExotic

3.  Dry Temperate Zone

Scientific NameLocal NameNative/Exotic
Main Species
Pinus geraradianaChilgoza PineNative
Pinus wallichianaKail, Biar, Blue pineNative
Cedrus deodaraDeodarNative
Quercus balootBrehNative
Subsidiary Species
Cotoneaster nummularia Native
Juglans regiaAcchouiNative
Fraxinus xanthoxyloidesKasonerNative
Morus albaMaarochNative
Platanus oreintalisBuchNative
Prunus aviumGilas, wild cherry, sweet cherryExotic
Prunus cerasoidesJangly glasNative
Quercus ilexBrehNative
Sorbus lanataKashipNative
Sorbus tianschanicaBezarExotic
Salix iliensisChiti BayoNative
Malus domesticaChorky PaloiExotic
Salix babylonicaMori Bayo, Majnun 
Populus albaFarch 
Populus nigraKinofhalcho, FalchoaExotic
Ailanthus altissimaRanthusnaturalized
Robinia pseudoacaciaBlack locustNaturalized

4. Sub-alpine Zone

Scientific NameLocal NameNative/Exotic
Main Species
Juniperus excelaObusht, Himalayan Pencil CedarNative
Salix denticulataWillowNative
Betula utilisJojiNative
Subsidiary Species
Juniperus communisbhentriNative
Juniperus indicablack juniperNative
Juniperus recurveHimalayan juniperNative
Hippophae rhamnoidessea-buckthornNative

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