59 Himalayan cedar Cedrus deodara

Family: Pinaceae

Native to East Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan this is a true Cedar (Cedrus). It has the cedar characteristic of an upright cone. Worshipped as a divine tree by Hindu. Deodar is in great demand as building material because of its durability, rot-resistant character and fine, close grain, which is capable of taking a high polish. Its historical use was to construct religious temples. The inner wood is used to make incense