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  •  Yes bamboo is important (7+ / 0-)

    But the figures you quote are for tropical bamboos. It's very different elsewhere. I agree that bamboo is a vital resource, undervalued, underutilized. We have to create a market! Until the rich in the Global North start buying bamboo, it will be virtually invisible.

    "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis

    by Evoculture on Wed Dec 04, 2013 at 04:14:08 PM PST

    •  I have Timber Bamboo growing in my back yard (1+ / 0-)
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      in Atlanta.  It shoots up very fast in spring, but that's all the growth I can see.  I'll have to experiment with harvesting and see how it grows back.

      If I had to guess at the rate of spread I'd estimate it doubles every year.  I've had mine for 4 years.

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