Deodar trees are found to exist at an altitude of 5000 to 7000 ft above sea level. It is widely found in Chakrata
and the Tons valley
of Uttarkashi District
. Deodar is a tall coniferous tree used for house construction, as also for paneling. Individual trees may attain a height of over 35 m and a diameter of over 110 cm. Its wood is much prized. Ancient temples in the region are found to have had used Deodar beams in their construction.