Interesting Facts about Bamboo
Bamboo has a tensile strength which is superior to mild steel (withstands up to 52,000 pounds of pressure per square inch) and a weight to strength ratio surpassing that of graphite. It is the strongest growing woody plant on earth.
There is a suspension bridge in China 250 yards long, 9 feet wide and it rests entirely on bamboo cables fastened over the water. There isn’t a single nail or piece of iron in it.
Used in ladders, scaffolding and construction, bamboo is twice as stable as oak, walnut and teak!
Bamboo is an enduring natural resource and provides income, food and housing to over 2.2 billion people worldwide.