Big Bamboo Contest

The ABS has expanded its Big Bamboo Contest to include gathering data on the size that the various large bamboos reach in each State. Here is the info that you need to collect:

Measure the diameter of each bamboo species in your area that measures over 1 1/2 inches. Measure at about four feet above the ground.

Data for the ABS Big Bamboo Contest must be submitted on or before October 1, 2013 for inclusion in this years competition, and a report will be available at the Annual Meeting of the American Bamboo Society. ABS Conference Info

Send your list of species and sizes to: frabin39@hotmail.com or mail it to : Frasier Bingham, 407 Lakeshore Drive, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819.

Lets make a go of this, Regards, Frasier

The Big Bamboo Contest is intended to increase public awareness of bamboo and to promote American bamboo research and industry.

Potential Value
The contest has the potential to generate valuable regional information. Which species grows best in a specific region? What are the best farming practices? Which clones within a species are biggest?

Bamboo?!
Bamboo grows wood faster than trees. Bamboo produces edible bamboo shoots every spring. Bamboo is evergreen and sequesters carbon year around. Its leaves are eaten by livestock; its groves provide habitat for wildlife. Bamboo is beautiful. It is a giant grass adapted to live with forests.

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