Why Do We Love Bamboo?

  1. It's a Renewable Resource
  2. It Absorbs Greenhouse Gasses
  3. It has an Amazing Growth Rate!
  4. There is very little waste.
  5. It's Extremely Versatile. 
  6. No Fertilizer, No Pesticides, and No Herbicides are ever needed.
  7. Bamboo Protects the Soil. 
  8. Bamboo Promotes Economic Development. 
  9. Bamboo Grows in a Variety of Conditions. 
 
 

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