Oregon Bamboo Association
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Promoting the Beauty and Utility of Bamboo

Chapter Information

The Oregon Bamboo Association (OBA) was formed in March 1998 to provide a closer-to-home center of activity for bamboo enthusiasts in central, southern and coastal Oregon as well as northern California. These are excellent bamboo growing regions and OBA members are testing many varieties for adaptation to the varied micro-climates.

A particular focus of the OBA is to develop and share knowledge of the potential for bamboo as a food and fiber crop in addition to its ornamental value in the nursery trade. Gib Cooper, OBA Secretary, organized Pacific Northwest Bamboo Agro-forestry Workshops in 1994 and 1997.

Quarterly meetings cover bamboo propagation and uses. The August meeting had a demonstration of paper making from bamboo. Pest control, primarily bamboo mites, is a major concern of the OBA. Meetings and newsletters always include Q & A sessions for beginners.


For information about upcoming events, visit the chapter Web site.


John Theus, President
McKenzie Valley Bamboo
38751 Camp Creek Road
Springfield, OR 97478
Scott Hill, Vice President
6005 Weber Rd.
Tillamook. OR 97141
(503) 842-7329
Web: http://www.bambooguy.com
The secretary position is open.
Jim and Gloria Hueske, Newsletter Editor
North River Bamboo
320 Elk Drive
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Mike J. Long, Treasurer
P.O. Box 41086
Eugene, OR 97404
Tel: 541-688-6635


Information about membership in the American Bamboo Society and the Oregon Bamboo Association is available here. Mail checks payable to “OBA” to the Treasurer.

Copies of the proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Bamboo Agro-forestry Workshops can be ordered from Gib Cooper.

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