Silviculture manual for mangrove restoration in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

  • Published source details Tsuruda K. (2013) Silviculture manual for mangrove restoration in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Pages 23-34 in: H.T. Chan, M. Cohen & S. Baba (eds.) Mangrove Ecosystems Occasional Papers No. 4. International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems report.


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Directly plant trees/shrubs: brackish/saline wetlands

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  1. Directly plant trees/shrubs: brackish/saline wetlands

    A replicated study in 2006–2007 on the coast of southeast Mexico (Tsuruda 2013) reported 10–60% survival of planted black mangrove Avicennia germinans seedlings over 5–11 months. In one planted area on a sandy ridge and with restored tidal flushing, survival was 60% after 11 months. In the other planted area, survival was 10–30% after five months. The conditions in this area were not clearly reported, but the sediment was probably more clayey and tidal flushing less frequent. Methods: Nursery-reared mangrove seedlings (number not reported) were planted in two coastal areas in March or September/October 2006. Survival was monitored in February 2006.

    (Summarised by: Nigel Taylor)

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