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Chilghoza Pines – a boon to northern forests of Pakistan

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In Persian language, Chilghoza means 40 nuts in one cone noosa’, or neoza’. It belongs to family Pinaceae. Technically it is called Pinus gerardiana and is indigenous to the northwest of Himalaya; found in northern Pakistan, eastern Afghanistan, and northwest India, growing at elevations between 1800-3350 meters. It is often found in association with Blue Pine (Pinus wallichiana) and Deodar tree (Cedrus deodara). Chilghoza is an evergreen monoecious tree of usually medium size ranging 12…Read More