WHY BAMBOO?One reason for choosing bamboo garden furniture is quite obvious – it is beautiful and stylish.
But another, just as important, reason for including bamboo garden furniture in your garden décor is not quite so obvious: bamboo garden furniture is environmentally friendly.
Whether you buy bamboo garden furniture for its style alone or for reasons of environmental responsibility, it is good to know why purchasing bamboo garden furniture rather than other types of wood furniture is so environmentally responsible.
• Deforestation – the deforestation of our lands does not simply lead to less shade. The loss of trees means a loss of habitat for many different species of plants and animals. It affects precipitation, flooding, evapotranspiration, and more water-related things. Deforestation can affect climate, and more!
• Harvest – the plant does not need to be killed to harvest – it’s roots stay in place.
• Quick growth – it does not take 100s of years for bamboo to replace itself after harvest like other trees. It can grow at 2 inches an hour! It can be harvested every 2-5 years.
• Oxygen – bamboo can add more oxygen that its equivalent in trees.
• Erosion control – its root system helps with controlling erosion.
• Rainforests – if bamboo is used instead of timber, the rainforests can be saved. Bamboo even has a greater yield of raw materials for use.
• Renewable resource – bamboo is a renewable resource, and it is adaptable to many different environments (there are about 1500 different species of bamboo).
• Food – bamboo is actually an important source of nutrition for many people.
These are just a few of the reasons why choosing bamboo garden furniture over wood furniture or outdoor furniture made from other materials is so important.
Do not worry: bamboo garden furniture is actually very strong. In truth, once bamboo has been treated, it forms a very hard and tough wood that is also very light. This tough wood is used not just to make bamboo garden furniture, but it is also used in the construction of houses, bridges, fences, and more. In fact, it is even used as a substitute for steel reinforcing rods (used in concrete construction).
It is the strongest woody plant on earth. When you purchase bamboo garden furniture, you are not only purchasing beautiful furniture,
you are being environmentally responsible, too.