Mangrove

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Mangrove is a kind of tree that grows on coastal areas and shorelines. This type of tree is a salt tolerant tree that has many branches of roots that spreads on its area. Unlike ordinary trees, it grows in muddy and wet environment, also in grows with only one half meter in height. Mangroves has many benefits not only to aquatic animals that lives under their roots but also to humans around coastal areas.
Barangay Hukay in Calatagan Batangas is where the planting mangrove tree project is. Calatagan Batangas is a known place for its clean water and beautiful beaches. They are being visited by tourist every year because of this. Barangay Hukay is a small baranggay with small number of constituents. They choose to plant mangroves because of its positive effect in their environment and in the shorelines. They inform the people in their barangay that planting mangroves will help them stop water from splashing directly to their houses if there is a storm that brings lot of water to the municipality. Their barangay officials officiate and introduced us in the planting site. They guide us on how to plant the mangrove seed, from tying the knot to the stick that will be inserted on the mud. From there, the mangrove seed will be observed for almost a year.
Planting mangroves trees enhances fishery productivity on coastal waters by acting as a nursery ground for commercially important fish, prawn and crabs and supplying organic and inorganic nutrients, it protects the shoreline based on mangrove tree and its root structure reducing erosion, it also provides stand protection from waves and big water movements, it is a nursery habitat and a food resources for animals such as migratory birds and fish, and visual amenity where selected mangrove trees provide shoreline beautification. They are also rich in biodiversity and act as habitats for wildlife.
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