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The purchase of the 3,435 acre San Jose farm in Nicaragua’s RAAS this week marks the completion of EcoPlanet Bamboo’s initial target of restoring 10,000 acres of degraded pastureland into
Forget steel and concrete. The building material of choice for the 21st century might just be bamboo. This hollow-stemmed grass isn't just for flimsy tropical huts any more - it's getting outsized attention in the world of serious architecture.
By Griscom, Bronson W Daly, Douglas C; Ashton, Mark S GRISCOM, B. W. (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511), D. C. DALY (The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458), AND M. S. ASHTON (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT 06511).
Guadua is a moderate to very large species of thorny clumping bamboo in the Neotropics genus. The physical size of the Guadua angustifolia makes it the largest Neotropic bamboo. This genus is similar to Bambusa and is sometimes classified in the Bambusa category. This bamboo is intensely dominant in the Amazon basin and the Orinoco basin. Typically, it grows in low altitudes below 1,640 yards, but has been discovered in higher altitudes of up to 2,700 yards. Lowland tropical and...
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.