PHOTOS: Elizabeth Farrar
Protect Our Native Plants
Florida's native red, black and white mangroves also must be trimmed according to local and state laws. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection states, "Loss of mangroves reduces fishery productivity, increases land erosion and decreases nearshore water quality. To protect the environment and prevent these harmful effects, the Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act regulates trimming and alteration of mangroves."
CLICK HERE to read
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's
Best Practices for Trimming Mangroves.
CLICK HERE to read the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection's
Mangrove Trimming Guidelines for Homeowners.
Did you know sea grapes must be trimmed according to state and local laws? Sea grapes help stabilize our dunes, protect our beaches from erosion and provide a natural barrier to artificial light.
Click HERE to learn more about Sea Grapes and Martin County.
Click HERE to learn about guidelines for sea grape trimming.