Here are some interesting facts about Bamboo
Bamboo is a grass and not a tree. Thus it grows rapidly and can produce fully mature bamboo plants in 3-5 years.
Bamboo produces 30% more oxygen than trees. Bamboo does not need to be replanted, is self generating and can be harvested every three to five years.
It Is flexible and lightweight and stronger than steel and most hardwoods. Bamboo is also more affordable than wood as it is easy to grow and one of the cheapest construction materials around.
It can be used as a construction substitute for any sort of wood. like skateboards, bicycles and bike helmets because of its light weight and durability. The many uses of bamboo make it perfect for fencing, flooring, building posts and house walls.
Bamboo can also tolerate extreme conditions that most plants cannot. It was actually the first plant to re-green after the atomic blast in Hiroshima in 1945.
Bamboo reduces rain run-off and is proving to be a very valuable weapon in the prevention of soil erosion in many parts of the world because of its extensive root system and large canopy. Bamboo has the capability of regeneration with out a need for replanting.
Bamboo as an ancient herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years in Asia. Often used for its tonic and astringent properties, it is also considered an aphrodisiac.
Bamboo is deeply rooted in the daily life of many cultures. Bamboo culture always plays a positive role in encouraging people to hold on when facing tough situations.
Bamboo grows best in tropical zones which just happen to be many developing countries around the world. Bamboo crops provides provide jobs that support the people’s livelihood. As popularity of bamboo grows, these countries are enjoying access to a wider market. The continued use of
The Bamboos (Bambusoidaea) consists of 1439 different species in 116 genera. It is one of the 12 subfamilies of the grass family (Poaceae) and the only one to diversify in forests. Bamboo is a great plant for individuals concern with a green environment.
It is a great soil conservation tool. It greatly reduces erosion with a sum of stem flow rate and canopy intercept of 25%. This dramatically reduces rain run-off, preventing massive soil erosion and making it very earth friendly.
Bamboo can be eaten (new shoots), made into fiber for clothing, it can be used in concrete reinforcement, in can provide great livestock feed with the foliage being up to 22% protein, it can be machined into numerous forms of lumber, etc. It might be easier to compile a list of what bamboo cannot be used for than what it is used for.
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