Friday, December 11, 2015
1631 Bamboo at the Richard E. Becker Preserve Plein Air
Interesting facts about bamboo, its the tallest grass on earth and fastest growing plant in the world.
Bamboo can be used as a building material and young shoots are edible. Bamboo is more difficult to compress than brick, wood or concrete. It is harder to pull apart than steel. It rots a lot slower than many other woods. I have read that it is about 35% more efficient at converting carbon dioxide into oxygen than most other trees. I think we should grow more bamboo!
I heard its invasive. Maybe if the conditions are just right. My dad planted two clumps of bamboo some 50 years ago. I was a small child. There are still two clumps, there are more stalks but its hardly taking over.
The painting is 8 x 10 inches, oil on masonite.