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Unlike the hollow internodes of true bamboos, the stems of this plant are composed of solid parenchyma tissue.
Bamboos are generally greatly weakened during the flowering period and typically die-off after flowering.
Bamboo shoots are edible and are a major component of Asian dishes.
waynesword.palomar.edu /ecoph39.htm   (4497 words)

 Bamboo Flooring - Details   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bamboo is a fast-growing grass used in building for centuries in the Pacific Rim.
Bamboo used for flooring is harvested from bamboo forests mostly in the Hunan province in China.
Bamboo flooring is similar to oak in dent resistance and much more dimensionally stable than most common wood flooring species.
www.toolbase.org /tertiaryT.asp?TrackID=&CategoryID=1402&DocumentID=2006   (567 words)

 Why Bamboo?
Bamboo i s the fastest growing canopy for the regreening of degraded areas and generates more oxygen than equivalent stand of trees.
Bamboo is a high-yield renewable natural resource: ply bamboo is now being used for wall paneling, floor tiles; bamboo pulp, for paper making, briquettes for fuel, raw material for housing construction, and rebar for reinforced concrete beams.
Bamboo is a mystical plant as a symbol of strength, flexibility, tenacity, endurance and compromise.
kauai.net /bambooweb/whybamboo.html   (816 words)

 ABS - Bamboo Bicycle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bamboo is beneficial to the CO value of the atmosphere.
So please caress your bamboo bicycle gently while you marvel at the thought that bamboo keeps more that two billion people around the world employed, that it grows without fertilizer and that it can be used for almost everything - from tasty rice dishes to building material.
Bamboo is a species of grass and every third year it can be harvested.
www.americanbamboo.org /GeneralInfoPages/BambooBicycle.html   (854 words)

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Bamboo being a forest plant does best if its leaf mulch is kept over the roots and rhizomes, thus it is best not to rake up the bamboo leaves from under the plant.
This native Indian bamboo is hardy in temperatures as low as 27º F. The principal canes, or culms, can attain a height of 95 ft. and a stem diameter of 5½ inches, depending on growing conditions.
The Tsumiana bamboo is originally from south Japan or Korea and it is hardy to 0º F. The culms of this bamboo attain a height of 11½ to 18 ft. and a diameter of ¾ inch.
www.echonet.org /eln&herbs/eln_catalog/bamboo.htm   (2748 words)

 Growing Habits of Bamboo
Bamboo differs from many plants in the manner that it has to be identified.
Bamboo goes years between flowering, this can be from 20 to over 120 years, so classification is often difficult.
Bamboo unlike a tree which gains no strength from its neighbors and actually sustains damage to their tree branches rubbing against nearby tress.
www.lewisbamboo.com /habits.html   (4139 words)

 Improved bamboo varieties provide a renewable supply of quality materials for Haiti's construction and handicraft ...
Bamboo is also a useful tool to counter soil erosion on hillsides and ravines.
Improved bamboo varieties are one of the most suitable plant materials to combat the current exponential increase in hillside soil erosion, particularly for the control of ravines, and provide a renewable supply of material for commercial use.
Local bamboo is used to build homes in certain areas of the country, but due to rapid infestation by mites this material is not durable.
www.oreworld.org /bamboo.htm   (539 words)

The trio thus far has created three bamboo structures: a tropical gazebo; a combination ferro-cement and bamboo structure that is the only type of bamboo building currently allowed by Hawaii building codes; and a fully enclosed, weatherproof bamboo house that is undergoing a long, demanding permitting process.
Bamboo is one of the strongest natural building materials known to man with tensile strength at 15,000 pounds per square inch, similar to mild steel.
Bamboo is a high-yield, renewable natural resource and a viable replacement for wood in many construction scenarios.
maui-style.com /Articles/bamboo_article.htm   (1349 words)

 Growing Bamboo in the Landscape
Bamboos are tropical or warm-temperate grasses with mostly evergreen leaves.
Bamboo grows best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil such as might be found on the bank of a river or creek.
A more reasonable approach to grooming most dwarf bamboos is to cut the bamboo to the ground in the early spring with a lawn mower or a string trimmer.
pubs.caes.uga.edu /caespubs/horticulture/bamboo.htm   (4818 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | UN alert on threat to wild bamboo
Unep says the woody bamboos are of more economic and social importance than the grass-like herbaceous species, which are not included in the study.
Bamboo is also used for making paper, furniture and instruments, from flutes and drums to the pan pipes of the Andes.
Bamboo is an essential part of the diet of many wild creatures, notably the giant panda, which eats nothing else.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/3700079.stm   (602 words)

Bamboo varies in height from dwarf, one foot (30 cm) plants to giant timber bamboos that can grow to over 100 feet (40 m).
Generally, the tropical bamboos tend to be clumpers and the temperate bamboos tend to be runners.
Bamboo is divided into two subgroups based on the rhizomes (the underground stem of the bamboo plant).
www.mastergardenproducts.com /bamboo.htm   (609 words)

A bamboo grove was often planted next to the entrance to shun vulgarity and bring elegance and beauty to the house.
A planter of pine, bamboo, and plum was also placed to symbolize their resilient ability as the "three friends of winter." Old Buddhist temples in forests of bamboo attached more importance to the placement of bamboo and stones, because they symbolized refreshment, solemnity, and dignity.
Bamboo artists today are not only makin g something for a practical purpose, but also creating works with personal styles to be exhibited in art galleries.
www.gio.gov.tw /taiwan-website/5-gp/culture/bamboo   (1467 words)

 Bamboo Training Course   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marked achievements have been scored in bamboo integrated processing and utilization in an industrialization scale, especially bamboo plywood, bamboo flooring, bamboo mats and bamboo shoot, which is playing active and important roles in poverty alleviation for well-being, women in development and improvement of ecological environment.
Bamboo has been playing an increasingly role on sustainable development of forestry of new century thanks to unique harmonious features of ecological social and economic benefits, and replace wood with bamboo, exceed wood with bamboo, in the context of global focus on environment and acute decline of forest resources.
Participants are required to master the basic theories and principles of cultivation, processing, utilization and exploitation of bamboo so as to enhance their awareness and capacity of integrated development of bamboo, and create a chance leading to further mutual fruitful exchange and cooperation for promoting bamboo industry growth.
www.bamboo.org.au /bamboo_training_course.htm   (910 words)

 NOVA Online | Secrets of Lost Empires | China Bridge | Nature's Miracle Material
Bamboo rope may come as a surprise to many Westerners, but it shouldn't, as people throughout history have used this versatile grass in perhaps more ways than they have used any other plant in the world.
As adults, peasants shape the ground with bamboo tools and, in the spring, may enjoy a feast of bamboo shoots.
One of bamboo's less obvious gifts is its root system, which is more highly developed than it is in most other plants and provides strong protection against riverbank erosion, Janssen notes.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/lostempires/china/miracle.html   (657 words)

 The Bamboo DHT -- Frequently Asked Questions
Bamboo is written in Java, so most of the standard buffer overflow security holes just aren't possible.
Bamboo implements what's called proximity neighbor selection (PNS), which means that for all possible choices of a node to fill a given spot in its routing table, a Bamboo node will try and use the one that is closest to it in network latency.
When Bamboo goes to replace an existing neighbor with a newly discovered one, it first multiplies the estimated latency to the existing neighbor by the value of "rt_scale"; if the new node still has a lower latency than this adjusted latency for the existing neighbor, then the replacement is performed; otherwise, no change is made.
bamboo-dht.org /faq.html   (2272 words)

 Bamboo Living Homes - Bamboo Technologies of Maui
These graceful bamboo houses are works of art, like a piece of fine furniture, with a handcrafted quality look and feel.
Bamboo is the most sustainable raw building material today and BT uses the most sophisticated bamboo technology.
Bamboo resorts offer charming vacation lodging with a back-to-nature feeling.
www.bambooliving.com   (224 words)

 ABS - General Bamboo Information
Bamboo is just grass, but it varies in height from dwarf, one foot (30 cm) plants to giant timber bamboos that can grow to over 100 feet (40 m).
The International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) is an excellent and exhaustive source of information about every aspect of bamboo.
It includes a nice picture of a bamboo flower and there are some nice pencil drawings by Marc near the bottom of the page.
www.americanbamboo.org /GeneralInfo.html   (757 words)

 Bamboo - National Zoo| FONZ
Bamboo stems are used to build houses, to make the tables and chairs that furnish the houses, and the fences that surround them.
Most bamboos live in subtropical or tropical habitats, but some, like those of western China that giant pandas feed on, have adapted to cooler climates in areas of high rainfall and humidity.
And a bamboo that produces seeds when all the other bamboos are producing seeds will see more of its seeds survive than a bamboo that drops seeds alone.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Publications/ZooGoer/1992/2/bamboo.cfm   (770 words)

 Bambusa sp.: Bamboo
Tomlinson says that large, interesting bamboo are occasionally grown alone, but that an individual stalk will only live for 5-6 years.
Bamboo are invasive, and will grow like crazy if you give them the space.
Phyllostachys aurea and its sister Phyllostachys aureosulcata are the fishpole bamboos.
www.bonsaiweb.com /care/faq/bambusa.html   (654 words)

 Bamboo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the proper setting, ornamental bamboo is useful as a specimen plant, screen or windbreak.
But some species of bamboo are aggressive creepers and become a real nuisance when spreading to areas where they are not wanted.
Cutting bamboo shoots close to the ground, then removing the regrowth each time it reaches 20 to 24 inches in height will eventually kill established plants.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/trees/bamboo.html   (435 words)

 dev.riseup.net: Bamboo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bamboo is content management system (CMS) written in PHP for creating sites using the familar file and folder metaphor.
Bamboo is fast, lightweight, and does not require a database (other than sqlite).
However, bamboo can be used to create almost any kind of website.
dev.riseup.net /bamboo   (215 words)

Bamboo is the favorite food of Giant Panda bears.
It is strongly recommended that gardeners create a barrier two to three feet deep around the planting area to contain the spread of the roots to areas beyond where the plants are desired.
Not only is bamboo grown as an ornamental plant, but the shoots are edible.
www.chinaunique.com /Panda/bamboo.htm   (280 words)

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Though bamboo is a one of the oldest building materials known to humanity, it is a relative newcomer to the natural flooring market, offering a new look of distinction in plank flooring.
Bamboo vinegar, a natural by-product in the production of bamboo charcoal, is an organic product with many applications.
Bamboo is quite possibly the perfect plant from an ecological point of view.
www.ucanpress.com /catalogs.asp?pid=316   (652 words)

 Sogetsu Ikebana | Bamboo Art | Hiroshi Teshigahara   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Generally speaking, a bamboo structure holds its shape by being securely fastened to a foundation, be it though the use of metal pegs, boards, wires, screws, nails, etc," explains Beatrice Yamasaki, Director of Sogetsu Hawaiian Branch.
"For instance, several bamboo stalks may be pounded into the ground in a circle and then individual strips of bamboo screwed or wired to these stalks to form the foundation for the sculpture.
While bamboo structures are interesting to look at and learn about, the man who is behind them is just as impressive.
www.kidzworld.com /site/p1128.htm   (416 words)

 Plants: Species Collection
The Zoo, of course, needs bamboo to feed our giant pandas--we harvest 10.5 tons (10.7 tonnes) of the beautiful grass each year.
We have 2.5 acres (1 hectare) of bamboo planted at the San Diego Zoo and 2 acres (0.8 hectares) at the Wild Animal Park.
The various bamboo species provide shade, beauty, and partitions, not to mention an easy way to fill in Asian bioclime landscaping gaps on short notice.
www.sandiegozoo.org /CF/plants/collectiondetail.cfm?ID=3   (251 words)

MELOCANNA baccifera: 16m x 5cm 7cm, -3°C MULI BAMBOO - Native to Burma and Bangladesh where it is one of the most useful species for construction, weaving and domestic utensils, Shoots are edible, the fruits are the size and shape of pears and are also eaten by people and domestic and wild animals.
This very useful bamboo is also often planted as an ornamental in SE Asia.
A very attractive plant that is a good substitute for small bamboos like B. multiplex (which are susceptible to unsightly scale insects) as a feature or hedge.
www.earthcare.com.au /bamboo.htm   (1640 words)

 The Reference » Blog Archive » Bamboo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For the Filipino rock band, Some species of bamboo rarely flower, some of them only every 10-100 or more years.
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 Bamboo - Continuous Integration and Build Server
More than a conventional continuous integration (CI) server, Bamboo provides Build Telemetry to help identify and highlight trends, patterns, and linkages across builds — not just focusing on the results of a single build.
Attend an interactive webinar demo, view our 10 reasons to use Bamboo, read the FAQ and Bamboo documentation, or download a PDF brochure (604k).
Over 300 customers in 35+ countries rely on Bamboo in their development process.
www.atlassian.com /software/bamboo   (182 words)

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