In recent years the global temperature change exceptionally and the global temperature gradually had the warm phenomenon, let the global public figure start to care about we lived the Earth, the scientist and each place environmental protection public figure discovered the North Pole ozone layer increasingly thin, the main reason for the whole world was mad the warm chief culprit - carbon dioxide increased day by day, the woods (rain) the forest excessively felled causes the global oxygen spirit to reduce, therefore the scientist and each place environmental protection public figure pondered in abundance how improved and protects our environment, they discovered the bamboo could be the lumber substitute, was the renewable resources, was in the world most has the use the plant, the growth cycle is extremely short, In the nature environment to the oxygen and the carbon dioxide balance is the count for much element, may apply in the medicine use, uses for to make the building material and to reduce water pollution and so on, the use bamboo makes the daily necessities characteristic for fast cloudy dry, is not easy to putrefy and to multiply the bacterium, therefore its advantage is too numerous to cite individually. This translation material original manuscript is article of the quotation international bamboo fund office publication, the international bamboo foundation is must seeks to make a profit the enterprise organization, devotes to lets the world understanding bamboo the advantage and the promoted use bamboo product, reduces (forest) fells to the rain forest, improves, protects and cared about we live the terrestrial environment quality, enables the humanity to be allowed to continue forever the survival. Translation source：International Bamboo Foundation Report
Bamboo is probably the world's most useful plant. Bamboo is versatile with a short growth cycle. It can be harvested in 3-5 years versus 10-50 years for most softwoods and hardwoods. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on this planet. It grows one third faster than the fastest growing tree. Some species grow as much as four feet a day. Thanks to its rapid growth, the yield (weight per acreage and year) is up to 25 times higher than that of timber. Bamboo can be harvested and replenished with virtually no impact to the environment. It can be selectively harvested annually and is capable of complete regeneration without need to replant. There is a 3-5 year return on investment for a new bamboo plantation versus 8-10 years for rattan, and even longer for other timber sources. Bamboo is a viable replacement for wood. It is one of the strongest building materials, with a tensile strength that rivals steel and weight-to-strength ratio surpassing that of graphite. It withstands up to 52,000 pounds of pressure psi. With a 10-30% annual increase in biomass versus 2-5% for trees, bamboo creates greater yields of raw material for use. One bamboo clump can produce 200 poles in the five years it takes one tree to reach maturity.
Bamboo is a critical element in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It helps reduce the carbon dioxide gases blamed for global warming. Some bamboo even sequesters up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare, which makes it an extremely efficient replenisher of fresh air. It is the fastest growing canopy for the regreening of degraded areas and generates up to 35% more oxygen than equivalent stand of trees. Bamboo is a renewable resource for agroforestry production. It is used to produce flooring, wall paneling, pulp for paper, fencing, briquettes for fuel, raw material for housing, and more. In the tropics it is possible to grow your own home. In Costa Rica, 1000 houses of bamboo are built annually with material coming only from a 60 hectare (150 acres) bamboo plantation.
Bamboo is a natural control barrier. Because of its wide spread root system and large canopy, bamboo greatly reduces rain run off, prevents massive soil erosion and keeps twice as much water in the watershed. Bamboo also helps mitigate water pollution due to its high nitrogen consumption, making it the perfect solution for excess nutrient uptake of waste water from manufacturing, intensive livestock farming, and sewage treatment facilities. Current research points to bamboo’s potential in a number of medical uses. Secretion from bamboo is used internally to treat asthma, coughs, and can be used as an aphrodisiac. Ingredients from the root help treat kidney disease. Roots and leaves have also been used to treat venereal disease and cancer. Sap is said to reduce fever, and ash will cure prickly heat. Bamboo is a pioneering plant and can be grown is soil damaged by overgrazing and poor agriculture techniques. Unlike most trees proper harvesting does not kill the bamboo plant so topsoil is held in place. Additionally, because of its dense litter on the forest floor it actually feed the topsoil over time. This will provide healthy agricultural lands for other crops for generations to come.