PUNJAB STATE TREE : DALBERGIA SISSOO (Shisham)
Shisham (Dalbergia sissoo) or Indian Rosewood commonly known as Sissoo is a deciduous tree that grows in Punjab, Haryana and some other parts of India, Pakistan and Nepal.
Dalbergia sissoo has been declared as State Tree of Punjab vide Govt. notification No. 34/13/Ft.IV-83/6052 dated 15.3.1989.
It is primarily found growing along river banks below 900 m elevation, but can range naturally up to 1300 m.
The lofty tree grows along fertile riverbanks and can withstand extreme climatic conditions. The temperature in its native range averages 10-40 °C, but varies from just below freezing to nearly 50oC.
It can withstand average annual rainfall up to 2000 mm and or 3-4 months of severe drought.