Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, but has measured up to the sky as fast as100 cm (39 inches) for a period of 24 hours. Before the growing regions of warmer climatesduring the Cretaceous period, enormous. fields that exist in Asia. Bamboo is also known to be able to grow over 100 feet tall.

Unlike trees, bamboo has all the potential to growin height and thickness of a single growing seasonof 3-4 months. During this first season, the group of young shoots grow vertically without branching. In the next year, wall fleshy each stem or trunk slowly dries and hardens. The barrel starts to sprout branches and leaves of each node. In the third year, the cane even more difficult. The shooting is considered a mature stem. Over the next 2-5 years(depending on species), fungi and molds begin to form on the outside of the barrel, which eventually penetrate and pass the rod. About 5 to 8 years later (the species and climate dependent), the growth of mold and mildew cause the barrel to collapse and decay. This means that short rods are ready for harvest and suitable for use in the construction of a period of 3 to 7 years.

In its natural form, bamboo as a building material traditionally associated with the cultures of South Asia, East Asia and the South Pacific, to some extent in Central America and South America and,by extension, the aesthetics of culture Tiki. In China and India, bamboo is used to maintain a simple suspension bridges, both for production of wire rods of bamboo or bamboo twist flexible, all pretty close. A bridge as in Qian Xian-area referred to in writings dating back to 960 AD and could be fromas early as 3 rd century BC, mainly due to maintenance. It has long been used as a scaffold;. The practice was banned in China for buildings of six floors, but it is still in continuous usefrom the skyscrapers of Hong Kong. In the Philippines, Nipa Hut is a typical example of the simplest type of accommodation that bamboo is used for the walls are split and woven bamboo slats and bamboo poles and can be used as support. In Japanese architecture, bamboo is used mainly as complementary buildings or asdecorative fencing, fountains, gates and channels,in large part because of the abundance of quality wood ready.