Published at Sunday, March 17th, 2019 - 13:28:36 PM. bamboo. By Alois Franke.
The bamboo culm is also known as the stem or stalk which generally tends to be a tall woody shoot that emerges from the Rhizome bud this young shoot quickly grows and reaches its full height with 100 days. The height that the Culm reaches in its first year will be its final height. However the Bamboo plant will continue to develop thicker and taller culms. The Culm (stem) tends to be cylindrical in shape which tapers towards the top. The place on the stem where a leafy branch or bud arises marked by a prominent line is known as the Node. As older leaves drop there is a constant regeneration and young leaves are produced these branches and leaves continue to increase in number each year generally the bamboo culm will continue to develop branches until the culm reaches about 7 years old. After this stage the culm should be thinned out of the grove.
Due to bamboos excellent properties and comparative advantages as more people are aware of its benefits and its demand increases it is not surprising to see there will be new bamboo products made available in the market. More bamboo products will be available for average consumers than just athletes for example. Naturally replenishing with its dense durable quality bamboo is an eco-friendly versatile highly renewable resource and a sustainable ecologically responsible green alternative to hardwoods.
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