The Chir pine (Pinus roxburghii) belongs to Pinaceae (the Pine family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is distributed from north India to south Tibet, around the Himalaya. This tree grows in mountains at 2100-2200 m elevation and can reach up to 50 m in height. Barks are dark red-brown, thick, deeply and longitudinally fissuered. Leaves are slender and 3 per bundle. The timber is used for construction or furniture, and the trunk as a source of resin.