That will not bring back the things we love: the high, clear days and the blue icecaps on the mountains; the lines of white poplars fluttering in the wind, and the long white prayer flags Nor shall we get back the smell of the beanfields; the sweet, resinous smell of deodar wood burning, or the whiff of a snow leopard at14,000 feet. Never. Never. Never.Bruce Chatwin: 1980 Introduction to Robert Byron's The Road to Oxiana.
The old shrines, some of great age, are made of deodar , and the great Juma Masjid of Srinagar, with its lofty shafts of cedar, is said to have been constructed of timer cut from the Tashawan Forest. The Tashawan Forest.is now part of the city lying on the left bank of the river between the Fatteh and Zaina bridges.Sir Walter Roper Lawrence, in "The Valley of Kashmir", P.79
...the various substance offered in yagna... are principally wood in small pieces called samidhas , like Sandalwood , Agar and Tagar wood ( Aquilana Malacensis and Valeriana wallichii ), Deodar ( Cedrus libani ), Mango ( Mangifera Indica ), Dhak or Palash ( Butea monosperma ), Bilva (Aegle Marmelos), Pipal ( Ficus religiosa ), Bargad( Ficus bengalensis ), Shami ( Prosopis cineraria ) and Gular ( Ficus religiosa }; and various Havishya or Havan samagri such as odorifeous substances, substances with healthy constituents, sweet substances and medicinal herbs.In P 6-7