Why Do We Love Bamboo?

 
 
 

Facts About Bamboo

   ·           Bamboo grows naturally in biologically diverse forests throughout southeast Asia,                South and Central America, and the Caribbean.      ·           They are found in diverse climates, from cold mountains to hot tropical regions.      ·           There are 91 genera and about 1,000 species of bamboo.       ·           Bamboo stands release 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of tree      ·           Bamboo can also lower light intensity and protects against ultraviolet rays.      ·           Bamboo is one of the strongest building materials, tensile strength is 28,000 pounds per                square inch versus 23,000pounds per square inch for steel.      ·           Some bamboo can sequester up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare.

·         Bamboo grows naturally in biologically diverse forests throughout southeast Asia,

          South and Central America, and the Caribbean.

·         They are found in diverse climates, from cold mountains to hot tropical regions.

·         There are 91 genera and about 1,000 species of bamboo. 

·         Bamboo stands release 35% more oxygen than equivalent stands of tree

·         Bamboo can also lower light intensity and protects against ultraviolet rays.

·         Bamboo is one of the strongest building materials, tensile strength is 28,000 pounds per

          square inch versus 23,000pounds per square inch for steel.

·         Some bamboo can sequester up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare.


Interesting Facts About Bamboo

Bamboo: The Miracle Plant   

In this brief documentary we take a look at some of the incredible properties of bamboo. Bamboo is a miracle plant that can be made into a limitless amount of useful products. Our favorite product of course is ultra soft fabric we use to make our Cariloha apparel and accessories.


Dendrocalamus Giganteus

A three week period, compressed into one minute, showing emerging shoots of Dendrocalamus giganteus bamboo. Filmed at Tropical Bamboo Nursery & Gardens, South Florida. www.tropicalbamboo.com

"Clumping" Bamboo vs. "Running" Bamboo

As seen on Better Homes And Gardens



 

Bamboo plantation a profitable enterprise   

This film reveals about how bamboo can be grown and one can earn a substantial amount each year. This is a unique venture by a technocrat under the aegis of National Mission on Bamboo applications.

 

 

How to Bend Bamboo in a 90°  angle

Bending green bamboo in a 90 degree angle is a very useful technique in bamboo furniture design (to shape the back or arms of a chair for example). This video will show you how to accomplish that... For more information visit: http://www.bambooimport.com/diy/how-to-bend-bamboo

Bending Bamboo by Applying Heat

Bending green bamboo with a butane torch in Colombia. For more information visit: http://www.bambooimport.com/diy/how-to-bend-bamboo