Forest Resource Inventory
Inventory Report of F.S.I. (1990) categorizes forests of Meghalaya into six types. Growing stock for each of the forest type which are defined as given below has been presented in the report. The six forest types with the definition as given below have been identified on the basis of predominance of economically important tree species.
Khasi Pine Forest - Forest where Khasi pine constitutes more than 50% of the stand.
Teak Forest - Forests in which Teak trees constitute more than 20% of the stand.
Sal Forests - Forests in which Sal trees constitute more than 20% of the stand.
Hardwood Mixed with Conifers - Forests where the Conifers and broad-leaved tree species occur in same proportion.
Upland hardwood - Forests above 1000m altitude with predominance of hardwood species.
Miscellaneous - Forests which do not belong to any of the above types.
|Serial Number||Forest Type||Percentage
|1||Khasi Pine Forest||10.91||50.45||228.06|
|4||Hardwood mixed with conifers||2.14||41.73||154.25|
Total growing stock in the accessible tree forest area of the state is 81.98 million cum corresponding to 172.47 million stems.