Mangrove Trimming

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Mangrove Trees represent incredible environmental complexity in one fast-growing plant. Each group of mangroves forms a diverse ecosystem that includes everything from micro-organisms, to fish, to reptiles. For this reason, pruning or trimming of these unique trees is restricted to those with special certification. Sustainable Tree Care is fully certified to manage mangrove trees.

There are actually thee types of mangroves in Pinellas County.

  1. Red mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) have long aerial prop roots that extend from the trunk and branches into the water. They have waxy bright green leaves and pencil-like seedlings that hang from the branches. Red mangroves are very sensitive to trimming, especially topping, and caution must be used when they are trimmed.
  2. Black mangroves (Avicennia germinans) grow taller and more tree-like. They have dark bark and finger-like roots that project from the mud. The upper surface of the black mangrove leaf is darker than the lower side and is often covered with salt. Larger black mangroves are also difficult to top without harming the tree and therefore they are often trimmed laterally to provide views under their canopy.
  3. White mangroves (Laguncularia racemosa) are generally smaller and more shrub-like in this area. They have oval shaped leaves with two small visible glands at the base of each leaf. They generally tolerate trimming better than the other two species.

We have multiple techniques to get your mangroves under control and increase your waterfront views without damaging the trees. Sustainable Tree Care is fully certified and registered in Pinellas County for our experience in trimming mangrove trees, to help you protect and enjoy this precious biological resource for years to come.

Our services include:

  • Optimum Pruning for Health
  • Thinning for Shade Control
  • Improving Water Access
  • Pruning for View Enhancement
  • Trimming Hazardous Branches
  • Planning and Preserving¬†Trees
  • Sustain the Environment
  • Mangrove Certified in Florida

Why Choose Sustainable Tree Care For Your Mangrove Trimming Needs?

Sustainable Tree Care will help minimize permanent property damage and help you quickly and safely clean up, dig out, and take steps to prevent future harm.

  • ISA Certified Arborists
  • Protect Your Property
  • Fully Insured & Licensed
  • Safety Trained Technicians