Grows very fast - Bamboo is not actually a tree, but is in fact a grass, and one of the fastest growing grassesin the world. Some species grow as much as 1 foot per day. They reach maturity at 3-5 years, far faster than slow-growing hardwoods, making them ideal as a plantation crop.
It`s insanely strong - in fact, bamboo may just be one of the strongest materials on the planet. It has greater tensile strenght (resistance to being pulled apart) than steel and withstands compression better than concrete. Simply put, it`s one of the most versatile and durable natural resources on earth.
Truly Renewable Resource - Due to its fast growth and the fact that it requires no replanting, bamboo is one of the great renewable resources. Think of it like a grass. when you cut it, it keeps growing so to harvest the bamboo, you don`t need to cut down the entire plant, as bamboo keeps producing new shoots, providing a constant supply of poles.
It is the ultimate carbon warrior - It really is punching above it`s weight in the carbon stakes. Bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide and produces 35% more oxygen than hardwood trees, making it crucial in stabilizing our planet`s atmosphere. Using Bamboo in products prevents the carbon from getting back into atmosphere.
It`s a super plant - Bamboo is able to grow with minimum energy needs and has a natural antimicrobial properties, meaning it has resistance to pests and funghi infection. Unlike larger trees that require an abundance of sunlight to grow, bamboo requires little sun and uses it more efficiently.