Irrigated Plantations

These are man-made forests and are in the shape of blocks of tree plantations in the canal irrigated tract. Raised originally to cater for the fuel wood requirements of the railway steam-engines, the first artificial forest of this type was established at Changa Manga in 1866. These plantations are spread over an area of 424775.73 acres in different districts of the Punjab having irrigation water facilities. The general composition of the crop in these plantations is a mixture of Shisham, Bakain, kikar, Mulberry, Simal, Hybird poplar and Eucalyptus etc.