Bamboo

Bamboo, Barrier, Screen Fence, WallpaperUsing a vast growing population, the demand for new housing and consumables is diminishing Africa’s forests. Trees are vital for our world’s survival especially for cleansing the air and our environment from all of the toxic gasses. Tree overage has decreased from 35 percent to a mere 3 percent in the previous decade. By using products made from bamboo rather than hardwood, you can make a difference. Continue reading, see the numerous applications of bamboo and save the planet, one tree at a time.
Nothing can beat the look, feel and smell of wood, but let’s face it, if the need of timber does not decrease, the cutting down of trees would not either. To provide the earth a tiny break, begin using alternatives like plastic toothpicks or move digital to conserve paper. However, I won’t tell you to quit braaiing, since it is what we do!
Did you know that 70 hectares of bamboo can produce enough material to build 1000 houses?
Bamboo doesn’t require pesticides or herbicides to grow. Very similar to grass, bamboo grows from its origins and, unlike hardwood trees, it grows back after it’s been cut and can be harvested annually thereafter. Bamboo grows much faster than trees and takes between three to six years to grow.
Listed below are a list of items bamboo is used for, so the next time you go shopping, try to Consider alternative products made from bamboo rather than trees;
Craft amazing furniture from bamboo
Makes beautiful hardwood floors
Employed in various cosmetic products and deodorants
Bamboo Offers top quality pulp used for making paper
Bamboo sprouts can be helpful in treating wounds and ulcers
Bamboo infusion is used to treat various inflammations
The leaves and roots are used for treating venereal diseases
Used as an abortifacient for kidney ailments
Used in the Treatment of infantile epilepsy
Building materials used in building
Used to fortify bridges and roads
Employed as ecofriendly and more cost-effective scaffolding
Bamboo stems are used to create fences, roofs and roof tiles
Employed in food as a natural food preservative since the bamboo skin prevents bacteria from growing.
Bamboo produces a strong and durable fabric with a durable antibacterial quality and can be therefore used to make clothing in addition to rugs.
Made into accessories such as necklaces, earrings and other types of jewelry
Tools and equipment
Bamboo is used in making weapons along with handicrafts
The stalks of bamboo are used to weave strong and durable baskets
Crafting musical instruments
Farming
Bamboo roots enrich the soil by drawing heavy metals from the floor
The roots holds the soil together and brings the water nearer to the surface that can benefit other neighboring plants
Bamboo is planted on steep slopes or riverbanks to help prevent erosion and mudslides
Bamboo shoots are planted as boundary markers to help encourage banana trees
Charcoal is made from the pyroligneous acid extracted from the bamboo which is then used in insecticides

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