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Interesting Bamboo Facts

  • Bamboo is a grass

 

  • Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet. One species has been recorded to grow 90cm per day!

 

  • There are around 1500 different species of bamboo

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  • Bamboos scientific name is: Bambuseae

 

  • Bamboo has incredible tensile strength: 28,000 PSI compared to steel which has only 24,000 PSI

 

  • Bamboo releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere than other plants and absorbs more carbon dioxide, meaning it significantly helps to produce ‘clean air’

 

  • Bamboo is a renewable resource – once it has been harvested it will continue to grow from the existing root

 

  • Bamboo requires no chemicals or pesticides to grow – its own fallen leaves fertilise the soil and provide all the nutrients it needs

 

  • Bamboo is used for a wide range of products including: clothing, flooring, furniture, utensils, paper, skateboards and even bike frames

 

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