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Bambusa pervariabilis viridistriata

Bambusa vulgaris Wamin

Bamboo Uses

  • 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.

(Ref: http://www.kauai.net/bambooweb/whybamboo.html)

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