Avecennia marina

plantation: Eden Project, Madagascar


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Life expectancy: 25 years
Total weight of CO2 captured: 40 Kg
Height: 10 m


Avecennia marina, the grey mangrove, thrives in coastal regions with pneumatophores aiding in oxygen uptake from air in waterlogged soils. Its silvery-gray leaves protect against sunlight and reduce transpiration. Symbolically, planting this species as a memorial tree aligns with coastal ecosystems, offering a meaningful connection to the natural cycles of life.
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Usefulness of the tree

The utility of Avecennia marina, or the grey mangrove, lies in its ecological contributions to coastal environments. It helps prevent shoreline erosion, provides habitat for marine life, and serves as a buffer against storm surges. Additionally, its ability to thrive in brackish water makes it valuable for stabilizing intertidal zones and contributing to overall ecosystem health.
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