Botanical Name: Abies pindrow
Common Name: Pindrow-fir, Silver-fir, The west-himalayan low level fir
Synonyms: Abies pindrow (Royle ex D.Don) Royle, Abies pindrow subsp. brevifolia (Dallim. & A.B.Jacks.) Silba
Seeds collection period: Oct- Nov.
Seed longevity: 1-3 months
Description: A tall, evergreen tree with a conical crown, attaining a height up to 75m and a girth up to 7m, found in the temperate Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh at altitudes of 2,100-3,600m.
Uses: Pindrow Fir is an important timber tree in the Himalayas, where its timber is used in construction (house building), in particular for interior work such as floor boards, ceilings, and stairs. In some parts shingles are used for roofing. Another application of its wood is for fruit cases and tea boxes.