Haryana is primarily an agricultural state with almost 80% of its land under cultivation. The geographical area of the state is 44212 sq. km which is 1.3% of India’s geographical area. It is not bestowed with bounty of natural forests and only 3.9% of its geographical area is under notified forests. As per India State of Forest Report, FSI, 2013, the Forest Cover in the state is 1586 sq.km which is 3.59% of the state's geographical area and the Tree Cover in the state is 1282 sq. km which is 2.90% of the geographical area. Thus the Forest and Tree Cover of the Haryana state is 6.49% of its geographical area.
Forestry activities in the state are dispersed over rugged Shiwalik Hills in north, Aravalli hills in south, sand dunes in west and wastelands, saline-alkaline lands and waterlogged sites in the central part of the state.