Mike the mangrove being restored concept worries me.
I wouldn't want to discourage planting at all, however its not something we need to rely on.
For instance we had a developer state he would plant mangrove to replace what he was destroying... It will not regrow in our lifetime and never be restored. The protection the old mangrove provided is gone for the interim, a hundred years + of exposure to erosion and hurricane with absence of habitat critical to the survival of several species on the island.
The original mangrove should be considered sacred and the concept of replant dilutes the sanctity.That's probably the best way I can state it.
Trying to avoid a false concept of regrowth. It will really never be the same.GBE and other similar developments that bulldozed our mangal destroyed more than a 1000 years of pristine habitat lost to the island for all time. People please don't be pacified by thinking it can be replanted.