11 February 2013

Bamboo - Best friend to the Environment



Bamboo - A perennial flowering plant which is said to be one of the fastest growing plant on earth.. It is discovered that bamboo's growth rate of 100 cm in 24 hours is faster than the growth rate of any other trees.. They are widely used for building materials, houses, weaving baskets, medicines etc.. Apart from these facts, bamboo plays a vital part in conserving the environment.. The significant part to be noticed is that bamboo provides a perfect balance between oxygen and  carbon dioxide.. It is proven by the researchers that Bamboo produces 35% more of oxygen than any other trees and it removes carbon dioxide which helps to fight against Global warming..

     Bamboo also has some interesting added features such that it prevents soil erosion and it is the plant that can survive at any extreme climatic conditions..As i read in the web, bamboo was actually the first plant to re-green the environment after the atomic blast in Hiroshima. In china, bamboo has been used for medicinal purposes to cure kidney diseases and cancer.. Bamboo has many beneficial uses in the sectors of construction, making accessories, textiles, musical instruments and sometimes to feed animals.. There are also some beliefs of luck having a small bamboo plant in houses as shown below in the picture..Bamboo plant satisfies all the basic needs (Food,shelter and clothing) of humanity..Bamboo vinegar has been used in foods and medicines..  Despite all these uses, the most favorable one is being the best Eco-friendly plant.. Bamboo also avoids deforestation if it is harvested instead of shedding down the timber and wood.. Bamboo can be planted more, used more and thus it is recyclable..

As per researchers, growing forests can absorb carbon dioxide . As we previously learnt that bamboo absorbs carbon dioxide it is proved that one hectare of bamboo isolates 62 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year whereas a small forest isolates only 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide.. Hence it is clear that use or plantation of bamboo provides far better results to the humanity and most significantly to the environment..

Here's a deep note on bamboo and its process against global warming in the following links :


>* http://www.merinews.com/article/bamboo
>* https://sites.google.com/site/gboindia1/home/bamboos


Images Courtesy : Internet


Plant or support bamboo for Green Earth and to avoid global warming..

Thanks for reading..

22 comments:

  1. Nice information about bamboo's!

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  2. there are some noises ,when the wind touches the bamboos and also parrots like to make their nest in the bamboo

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  3. Super Information on bamboos . Some thing different.

    Travel India

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  4. i can see a good improvement in ur blogs sush :)
    so happiee for u dear

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  5. Bamboo is a very useful plants and it is enormous use indeed.... Is it your capture, the picture associated with this post?

    http://debnature.blogspot.in

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    1. yes there are many more useful facts on bamboo.. Nope it wasn't my capture.. I took it from the web..

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  6. It is very interesting!! Congrats!! Keep going!

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  7. Good and informative post. Not many of us know the uses of Bamboo.

    Have a look at the House built by bamboo in the below video :

    http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/01/29/eco-solutions-indonesia-bamboo.cnn

    Also have a look at the article "Bambike" Cycle made of Bamboo :

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/ecofriendly-bicycle-goes-in-search-of-the-best-bamboo/article4064970.ece

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    1. Thanks Deepak :) Yep there are more articles on Bamboo, but it hasn't reached many. Will check those links too.

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  8. Wow...super post sushmitha!! Didn't know these facts till now....

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    1. Thanks Akash :) Glad that you got to know about it now :)

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