Mangroves are a group of trees and shrubs that live in the coastal intertidal zone. There are about 80 different species of mangrove trees. All of these trees grow in areas with low-oxygen soil, where slow-moving waters allow fine sediments to accumulate. https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/mangroves.html Mangroves are remarkably tough. Most live on muddy soil, but some also grow on sand, peat, and coralContinue reading “Island Mangroves”
There was a whole ecology there in the waterside environment that had the mangrove lined shore with supporting trees and foliage along the shore. It is not just a few trees that have been cut down so someone can get a better view of the water, it is the destruction of a whole environment, where the trees support the land which supports those living on the land
The four Islands that make up the Southern Moreton Bay Islands are flood free, and we do not see those sort of floods that the rest of South East Queensland and Northern NSW experience. Naturally we get some overland water flow, but being small Islands, the water just runs off into the Bay with little effect on personal property.
These Islands are possibly one of the safest havens in South East Queensland, and remain undiscovered by a vast majority of Australians
Delonix regia is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the name Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant. It is also one of several trees known as Flame tree.