ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, July 14, 2024

Forest Cover Classification

 

Classification scheme for the purpose of Forest Cover assessment is described as follows: 

Class Description
Very Dense Forest All lands with tree canopy density of 70% and above.
Moderately Dense Forest All lands with tree canopy density of 40% and more but less than 70%.
Open Forest All lands with tree canopy density of 10% and more but less than 40%.
Scrub Degraded forest lands with canopy density less than 10%.
Non-forest Lands not included in any of the above classes.

 

 Forest Cover Classification

 

Different Forest Density Classes and Scrub

 

 

Source: Forest Survey of India, Dehradun. State of Forest Report (2013)