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Forum Post: Benefits of Bamboo

Posted 7 years ago on Feb. 21, 2013, 9:19 a.m. EST by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL
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[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

The Chinese gold and tin prospectors planted it all over Australia's north. I believe it is still used as scaffold in some Asian nations when building highrise structures.

I see chopping boards made from it, as well as some very nice flooring products, and I recently bought some work clothes that are woven from bamboo fibre.


[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

True. Invasive weed.

Reminds me of inclusionman. ;-)

The variety growing wild in our north is strong enough to use in mine shafts, and for housing/furniture. It grows in groves, and seems to be confined by water supply.

I know it can get away, if the conditions are right. Maybe we need to import some Panda bears?


[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

If you have damp sandy loam, it can spread like a pandemic.


[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

Unlimited water supply.

Call for some Panda backup. heheheheh


[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

Palatable land-grabbing.

[-] 1 points by Mariemoore (1) 7 years ago

I was reading this NYT article and I am non-plussed about why its difficult to persuade people and governments that Bamboo has commercial uses.

I've seen a lot of bamboo products such as clothes, floor, toys, iPhone covers, computers speakers, bicycle and rickshaws. People claim that bamboo products (especially clothes) are highly absorbent, naturally hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial. But the best of all, these products are eco-friendly.

The other day I was reading that bamboo is even edible (http://blog.ettitude.com/health-benefits-bamboo-shoots-recipe/).

[-] 0 points by cJessgo (729) from Port Jervis, PA 7 years ago

Makes for a low cost very good arrow.

[-] -2 points by oldJohn (-646) 7 years ago

Ya, but you need a tropical climate.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

It grows fine in temperate regions of Australia.

Bit of a water hog, though.