- The fastest growing plant on this planet.
- A critical element in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
- A viable replacement for wood.
- An enduring natural resource.
- Versatile with a short growth cycle.
- A critical element of the economy.
- An essential structural material in earthquake architecture.
- A renewable resource for agro forestry production.
- A natural controllable barrier.
- An ancient medicine.
- Integrally involved in culture and the arts.