More than one-tenth of the country is forested. The most extensive growths are found on the mountain slopes rising from the Caspian Sea, with stands of oak, ash, elm, cypress, and other valuable trees. On the plateau proper, areas of scrub oak appear on the best-watered mountain slopes, and villagers cultivate orchards and grow the plane tree, poplar, willow, walnut, beech, maple, and mulberry.

Plentiful rainfall, a mild climate, and a long growing season have combined to create a dense forest of high-quality timber in Iran. There is an extensive growth of temperate-zone hardwoods, including oak, beech, maple, Siberian elm, ash, walnut, ironwood, alder, basswood, and fig. About half of the Iran forests consists of these trees; the remainder is low-grade scrub. The Zagros Mountains in the west and areas in Khorasan and Fars provinces abound in oak, walnut, and maple trees. Shiraz is renowned for its cypresses.

Some of the well-known forests of Iran are as below;

  1. Hirkani Forests (dates back to 40 Million years ago)
  2. Rural House Arousvisheh_paridar (Amol)
  3. Alangdareh Forest Park (Gorgan)
  4. Gat Gharzem (Behshahr)
  5. Abr Forest (Abr)
  6. Mersisi Forest (sangdeh forest) (Sari)
  7. Zinat Rituals Garden (Qeshm)
  8. Arasbaran Protected Area (Kaleybar)
  9. Nazhvan Forest Park (Isfahan)
  10. Mangrove Forests of Qeshm (Qeshm)
  11. Bazoft Forest Zone (Shahr-e-Kord)
  12. Chaloos Forests (Nooshahr)
  13. Forests, (Sistan Va Baluchestan)
  14. Kashaf Rood Valley (Mashad)
  15. Loot Plain (Zahedan)
  16. Plains (Mazandaran)
  17. Hara Forests

If you are an adventurous, get a boot and walk in trees; but be careful since it is muddy, take off your shoes and socks and also ‘be careful of the spikes of the trees.