Mangrove Ecosystem

Mangrove Revegetation and Coastline Protection

Riley Encased Methodology enables successful mangrove revegetation of canals and intracoastal waterways. Establishment mangroves along canal frontage offers a number of options regarding the location of the trees and practices in pruning growth.

In order to maintain an open view of the water, the typical pruning technique is to trim mangroves into a hedge. Mangroves are hardwoods and thus, it is our recommendation that mangroves be pruned similar to terrestrial trees, that is, prune the mangrove with a high canopy.

Because natural regeneration cannot occur along most seawalls, the mangroves established with REM will be the only vegetation. By considering the placement of each mangrove relative to buildings and docks, a high canopy will frame and enhance a great view of the water.

Mangroves pruned with a high canopy also provide shade along the seawall that will further enjoyment of the waterfront. Ultimately as the mangroves mature they create natural habitat, reduce turbidity and clean the water of a variety of pollutants.

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