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Radio BamBOOM + Brightside Bamboo

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And we are talking Bamboo. Are you a Grower, a lover of or a Manufacturer of product made from Bamboo. Do you have tips, thoughts or ideas to share. Have you got Bamboo to sell, or trade or are you looking for a market. Come share your knowledge. This is Radio BamBOOM and I am pleased to introduce you All- to you All


Today our special guest host is David Benfield of  Brightside Bamboo, Durham, NC. USA - Visit his website at  http://brightsidebamboo.com

Bamboo is a group of perennial evergreens in the true grass family Poaceae, the subfamily Bambusoideae, and the tribe of Bambuseae. Giant bamboos are the largest members of the grass family. In bamboo, the internodal regions of the stem are hollow and the vascular bundles in the cross section are scattered throughout the stem instead of in a cylindrical arrangement. The dicotyledonous woody xylem is also absent. The absence of secondary growth wood causes the stems of monocots, even of palms and large bamboos, to be columnar rather than tapering.
Bamboos are some of the fastest growing plants in the world, as some species have been recorded as growing up to 100 cm (39 in) within a 24 hour period due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. Bamboos are of notable economic and cultural significance in South Asia, South East Asia and East Asia, being used for building materials, as a food source, and as a versatile raw product.