Bamboo as a pioneer species

Bamboo as a pioneer species

Thanks to its strength, resilience and versatility, bamboo has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most remarkable resources. It seems there’s almost nothing bamboo can’t do. You can eat it, you can wear it, you can build a house and you can...
Why is bamboo hollow?

Why is bamboo hollow?

Bamboo is a remarkable plant that is both attractive and useful. I like working and crafting with it because it’s strong and lightweight. And if you’ve ever sawed through a bamboo pole to make something as simple as a garden stake or a curtain rod, you...
Is bamboo a tree or a bush?

Is bamboo a tree or a bush?

As a matter of fact, bamboo is neither a tree nor a bush. Bamboo is a grass, belonging to the family Poaceae, sometimes called Gramineae. The same botanical family comprises some 12,000 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants, including cereals and grains, as...

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