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#405143 - 04/15/11 08:33 AM Mangrove plants removed from the San Pedrito Park  
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Marty Offline
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The removal of mangrove trees from within the proposed area for the San Pedrito Park have raised concern for some residents in the area, as they had foreseen the use of the trees as a shaded area for children and patrons of the park.The San Pedro Sun contacted Mr. Severo Guerrero, Councilor responsible for Parks who explained, “The plans for the park include trees which will be planted at various locations within the park. There was a need to remove the mangrove trees that were located in the area as they didn’t fall within the plans for the park”.
He further informed us that the remainder of the mangroves will be trimmed in an effort to discourage individuals who might want to use the park as their base for drug use and other illegal activities.
#405168 - 04/15/11 09:49 AM Re: Mangrove plants removed from the San Pedrito Park [Re: Marty]  
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Dane Offline
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You know the future-there will be a delay in the planting of tiny trees for a long time. They will then die because if a mangrove is happy in the salty wet ground then other trees can not grow.
These will be fine excuses later for the reason the park is mainly too hot for kids.
Other way is to plant small trees in the open in groups first so they can be watered more easily, then gradually clear mangroves if the tree planting is successful. As they grow you can transplant in a few years with plenty of stock you know grows well in that location.
This method saves money on cutting as well.
It will never be used on a project here in the Cayes because planting and minding trees is harder than clear cutting.

#405191 - 04/15/11 12:18 PM Re: Mangrove plants removed from the San Pedrito Park [Re: Marty]  
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(See my tongue in my cheek?) Did they get a permit to remove the mangroves?

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