29 Aug For the Love of Bamboo!
How is Bamboo Used In Green Decor?
Bamboo has long been the darling of the green design world. Known for its lightening speed growth and extraordinary versatility, this plant may very well be the future of, well – many things.Its fibers can be spun into soft fabric used for clothing, or its poles can be used to reinforce buildings. Lately designers are taking bamboo to heights never before imagined (and bamboo can grow up to 100 feet!). New innovations such as the electricity-free bamboo speaker and the bamboo bicycle keep proving that the uses of bamboo are infinite.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Bamboo isn’t wood – it is actually a grass that grows in stalks called culms.
- Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the worlds – some species can grow over 4’ in 24 hours.
- Trees used in conventional wood fencing can take up to 50 years to replenish whereas bamboo can regenerate its full mass in just 6 months. Bamboo renews itself from it extensive root system, so does not need to be replanted.
- It is stronger than mild steel.
- Bamboo produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees and provides wildlife habitats for animals and birds.
At Greenscape, we love this renewable plant source, not only for its green factor but for its aesthetic excellence as well. Check out some of the displays we’ve recently done using this wonderful grass. Don’t forget to come by the warehouse to look at all the new bamboo we have in stock as well!