I found this bamboo farm at the edge of a small village about 7 km from our house.
Giant Bamboo is a Grass, and can reach heights of 10 meters or more. The strong, strait canes are used for scaffolding, fencing, roofing, and for making very long ladders and furniture. The young shoots are also eaten, especially in curries.
We have Giant Bamboo in our farm. I decided to use it for framing a shade house I am constructing in our Veggi Garden. I thought it would be easy to work with, but have discovered this is not so, and am developing increased appreciation for the Craft Skills of Na's Dad when he uses this material in creation of traditional fish traps.
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