How to Draw a Mangrove Tree

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Mangrove Tree in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Mangrove Tree.

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How to Draw a Mangrove Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First off, draw the roots. Draw medium sized lines that are in a row and slant in different directions toward the bottom.

Step 2: Next, draw the trunk of the tree. Draw a long straight line going up from the far left root. From the far right root, draw a long line that going up but slightly curves out at the top.

Step 3: Then, draw the branches. From the top of the left side of your trunk, draw two spaced out slanted lines. Do the same on the right side of the trunk. Draw a line going straight up from the bottom of the branch you drew on the left side and another straight line from the bottom of the branch you drew on the right side.

Step 4: Now, draw the twigs. At the end of all your branches, draw long lines that slightly curve outward.

Step 5: Draw the leaves now. Off of one of your twigs, draw an oval that comes to a point at the bottom. Draw another one right below it. On the inside of these ovals, draw a small line that end in the middle of the oval. Continue to draw sets of these all over your twigs.

Step 6: Finish up by drawing the flowers. Coming off of one of your twigs, draw the slanted line going in different directions. At the end of each line, draw a small circle that has tiny lines coming out from around it. Repeat this at the end of all of your twigs.

Interesting Facts about Mangrove Trees

Mangrove Trees are known as the protectors of the rainforests. They grow on the boarders of tropical rainforests just before the land turns into beach and ocean. These cool trees grow with their roots propping them up so the tree isn’t damaged by ocean water. The roots come out like stilts and raise the tree up above the tide. Because of this many crabs, fish, and snails use Mangrove Trees to reproduce.

Did you know?

  • There 110 species of Mangrove Tree.
  • Mangrove Trees grow in brackish water, which is salt water and fresh water mixed.
  • There are 3 species of Mangrove that are native to the state of Florida: the Red Mangrove, the Black Mangrove, and the White Mangrove.
  • Mangrove Trees can be found in 118 countries. Some of these countries are found in Africa, North America, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, and Belize.
  • Mangrove Trees are planted to create fish hatcheries on tropical islands.

Lesson Plan Note: Research the Manzanar Mangrove Initiative and use it as part of your study of the Mangrove Tree. The Manzanar Mangrove Initiative began in the Cape Horn area in Africa by a man named Gordon H. Sato. This experiment is also a great example of how humans and nature can work together.