Forest Chemistry Branch of
the Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar was established in
1960 with the aims to conduct research on many important
disciplines connected with forests and forestry research
i.e. wood chemistry, chemical screening of aromatic and
medicinal plants, soil analysis and evaluation of nutritive
value of forages, forbs and grasses.
- Chemical analysis of wood and wood
components and other byproducts related to wood.
- Chemical screening of medicinal and
aromatic plants etc. for determining their suitability
for utilization by pharmaceutical, cosmetic and allied
- Determination of site quality for
planting trees under various ecological zones based on
physico-chemical characteristics of soils including
saline and water-logged areas.
- Chemical analysis for nutritive value
of forages, forbs and grasses to evaluate the
feasibility for selection of better strains of grasses,
forbs etc., based on their chemical composition and
additive value to livestock.
- Recommendations based on the chemical
evaluation are made for the industries concerned.
- Imparting training and education to
the students of MSc & BSc Forestry classes.