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The Emergence of Bamboo

The American Bamboo Society was formed in 1979 and is the standard bearer of this increasingly important plant in North America. Today, the ABS has members living throughout the U.S. and in many other countries and since 1980, has successfully introduced many new species of bamboo to the United States.

Emerging Bamboo Shoot
American Bamboo Society
Bamboo Magazine

The official quarterly magazine of the ABS. All types of bamboo-related material can be found in BAMBOO; how-to articles on growing and propagation, reports of newly discovered species, book reports, event announcements, articles by bamboo artists and musicians, travelogues, and letters to the editor. Please join us, receive BAMBOO Magazine, and support the work of the ABS.

The ABS has members throughout the world! Membership in the American Bamboo Society and one ABS chapter is for 12 months and includes a subscription to the quarterly Bamboo Magazine and annual Journal.