Chief Conservator of Forests (Development) with headquarter at Panchkula, is the head of Research Wing of Haryana Forest Department. He is assisted by Conservator of Forests, (Research). The following main activities are being carried out by the Research Wing of the department :-

    Forestry Research Activities:

    • Bio-diversity Conservation
    • Tree Improvement Works
    • Species Introduction
    • Introduction of Exotics
    • Provenance Trials
    • Progeny Trials
    • Nursery Techniques
    • Medicinal Plants
    • Agro Forestry
    • Testing of Species for Problematic Soils
    • Establishment of Tissue Culture Laboratory
    • Establishment of Mist Chambers
    • Germination and Viability Studies
    • Biofuel Studies
    • Establishment of Ficatum


    Research related to forestry activities was initiated in the forest department ever since the birth of separate State of Haryana from its parent Punjab State in 1966. Research wing at that time was headed by DFO,Research. In 2006, erstwhile Research Division was elevated to level of Circle by merging Research and Seed Collection Divisions, which is now being headed by a Conservator of Forests. In August 2009, two Divisional Forest Officers one DFO Research and another DFO Seed belonging to State Forest Service have been created in Research Circle.