What is Bamboo?
Bamboo is an amazing plant. It is a type of woody grass growing from its roots. With more than 1000 species, thriving is both tropical and temperate environments. Quick growing it reaches maturity in about 3-5 years. Pesticides and herbicides are not needed for it to grow.
Why Bamboo is a sustainable choice?
Bamboo wood is an age old material. It is a leader is non-timber, non-petroleum based resource for eco-conscious manufacturers and retailers. It is so much greener that traditional wood. Here's why?
Its production of fibers, has a lower environmental impact than others, especially those of synthetic ones. It yields twice as many fibers compared to it is the fastest growing wood counterpart, Pine.
- Rapid growth, some species grow up to three feet a day.
- It is ready for harvest in 3-5 years.
- Traditional hardwood takes 20-200 years to reach maturity.
- Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are not needed for its rapid growth.
- 35% more oxygen is made by Bamboo, than the equivalent of trees.
It does not require irrigation. Replanting is rarely needed because its root system is not damaged during harvesting. Bamboo thrives in a wide range of climates. It is carbon neutral and sequesters carbon dioxide. It helps balance the oxygen and carbon dioxide in the air. It helps prevent soil erosion.