Is bamboo illegal?

Is bamboo illegal?

There’s a malicious rumor going around certain corners of the internet, and I’d like to put an end to it right now. In fact, there is NOT a wave of legislation sweeping across the country designed to outlaw the major family of grasses known as bamboo....
The most invasive varieties of bamboo

The most invasive varieties of bamboo

In the world of ornamental horticulture, you can find some spectacular bamboo varieties that will make a great addition to your garden. But if you plant the wrong kind of bamboo, it can turn into an awful beast. And then you’ll never want to see another bamboo...
Plants that look like bamboo (but aren’t)

Plants that look like bamboo (but aren’t)

The world of bamboo is rich and diverse. With about 1,500 varieties to keep track of, it’s easy to get lost. Some bamboos stretch over 100 feet high, taller than most trees. Other dwarf species only grow up to a few inches. But with the general similarities...
Native bamboo of North America

Native bamboo of North America

When we think of bamboo and its place in the world, we typically associate it with Asia and the Far East. Bamboo’s importance in Asian history and culture is undeniable, as hundreds (or thousands) of species of the remarkable grass cover great swaths of...

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