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great article on bamboo in NYT

a really interesting read on bamboo cultivation in today's NYT. read it while it's free!

July 5, 2007

In the Garden

A Cane the World Can Lean On

By ANNE RAVER

Mount Vernon, Wash.

BAMBOO is a versatile, ancient plant that shows up in creation myths as well as in pots on Manhattan terraces. It comes in clumping varieties that behave themselves and running "timber" types that spread by rhizomes  great for a grove, but not so good when they are planted as a property screen that escapes into a neighborÂs yard.

But itÂs that very vigor that has environmentalists hailing bamboo as the new "It" plant for saving the earth.

Here is a link that might be useful: A Cane the World Can Lean On

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