Sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn. f.) is a dominant tree species, whose natural range lies between 20–32°N lat. and 75–95°E long., is spread across 10 million ha in India. Species distribution models predict the species geographic ranges from occurrence records and sitespecific environmental data. Here, we have (i) generated the 1960s scenario for sal species on the basis of the existing published literature; (ii) confirmed the species occurrence data using satellite imagery for the

Sal (Shorea robusta Roth) is one of the most important timber-yielding plants in India, known for its heavy, hard and tough wood. Sal is an important source of hardwood timber in India, with hard, coarse-grained wood.