The benefits of bamboo: an eco-friendly alternative to hardwood
Using bamboo as a material source is far more eco-friendly than most hardwoods.
Here are some of the reasons why:
- Bamboo is a renewable source and regenerates quickly compared to hardwood forests.
- Bamboo produces 25 times more usable material than hardwoods.
- Bamboo is naturally pest resistant: Unlike a hardwood forest, a bamboo crop grows greener since it does not require pesticide applications.
- An annual harvest of a naturally regenerating plant from a root system, such as Bamboo, means cultivating a crop that does not require re-plowing a field. This reduces a farm’s carbon footprint. An established Bamboo grove prevents soil erosion and maximizes water retention. This enhances water conservation quality.