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Facts About Bamboo:


Facts About Bamboo:
1. Bamboo generates 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent stand of trees.
2. Bamboo Grows one-third faster than the fastest growing tree
3. Bamboo can be harvested 3-5 years after being planted. An oak, maple or cherry tree require 30-50 years before they can be harvested. 
4. Bamboo grows to its full height and diameter within 6-12 weeks of breaking the ground.
5. Bamboos aggressive system of roots and rhizomes act as one of natures best erosion control agents. 
6. Bamboo naturally sequesters chemical from the ground through a process called phytoremediation.
7. Bamboo is adaptable to many environments, thriving in climates with anywhere from 30"-250"'s of annual rainfall.
8. Bamboo can survive temperatures as low as -15°F.
9. The needle in Alexander Graham Bell's first telegraph was made of bamboo.
10. In 1882 Thomas Edison used carbonized bamboo as the filament in the world's first light-bulb.
11. Thomas Edison also used bamboo as re-bar in his swimming pool.
12. A suspension bridge over a river in China measures (750'LX9'W), is made entirely of bamboo and does not contain a single nail!
13. Bamboo provides income, food, and housing for more than 2.2 billion people world wide.
14. Taiwan consumes 80,000 tons of bamboo shoots annually, constituting a $50 million industry.
15. Bamboo is naturally anti-microbial & anti-bacterial.
16. Bamboo does not require the use of pesticides.
17. Bamboo is evergreen & deer resistant
18. There are two species of bamboo native to the United States. Both are members of the Arundinaria family.


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