Bamboo is one of the fastest growing grasses in the world with some species growing as much as 1ft a day. The poles mature at 3 to 5 years and are ready to harvest for construction or other projects.
Due to the fast growing nature of bamboo it absorbs huge quantity of carbon dioxide during growth and releases 35% more oxygen then comparable stand of trees. Using bamboo poles in products prevents the carbon from getting back into the atmosphere.
Bamboo is one of the strongest natural materials. With a tensile strength superior to steel and compressive strength stronger than concrete, it is one of the most versatile and durable natural resources on earth.
Bamboo comes in various sizes and wall thickness, which means there is always a specific species of bamboo for a particular project. It can be used as whole poles or split into various sizes for weaving making it extremely versatile material.
Bamboo is a highly renewable resource since it is very fast growing and needs no replanting. To harvest the poles, one need not cut the entire plant, as bamboo plant keeps producing new shoots providing a continuous supply of poles.
Low embodied energy
Bamboo grows with minimal energy needs and without the need of fertilisers or pesticides. Harvesting bamboo does not require any sophisticated tools. Bamboo poles require minimal processing before they can be used.