An area of 1977 acres is under forest in the district. There is also linear plantation of 1759 km alongside the roads/canals. The popular trees grown in the area are Kau, Phalai, Kikar and Shisham.
The major functions of this department are:
- Raising new forest and scientific management of existing public forest to maximize the production of wood and minor forest produce in the irrigated plantation having area up to 2000 acres
- Raising and promotion of roadside plantation of local / district significance
- Promotion of social / farm forestry in private lands
- Rising of forest nurseries
- Establishment of amenity forest and recreational parks
- Education of the public for tree planting and provision of technical and advisory services on matters of afforestation to the people and other Departments in the district
- Formulate working plans after approval of preliminary working plans from Provincial Government (CCF concerned) and get it technically cleared/approved from the Provincial Govt. being sanction by the District Government
- Submit annual report on tree cover monitoring to the Provincial Government for review and incorporation into provincial report
- Mass media, publicity, conservation of ecosystem, enforcement and planning
Physical Achievements of Forests Department
Development of Green Belt
A green belt was developed during the year, 2004-05 along with G.T. Road, from Lohianwala to Dinga Phatic under a development project, “Beautification of G.T. Road, Gujranwala” and is being maintained by the District Officer Forest Department.
A 13 kilometer afforestation was completed during 2003-04 to 2006-07 from Kalaskey to Mansoor Wali Road. 5 kilometer afforestation was completed from Mancher Chatha to Rasool Nagar Road
Distribution of Free Plants
Nurseries were raised and 1,10,000 plants were provided to Educational Institutions, Army Establishment and others .
Tree Plantation Campaign
Two campaigns of tree plantation are launched each year.