The scientific name for all bamboo plants is Bambuseae, and it's a truly amazing plant when you think about what you can do with it.
The uses of bamboo
- Bamboo is often used in the wood industry, and bamboo floors are becoming more and more popular around the world.
- Bamboo is also used as a means of forestry, and functions particularly well as a windbreak or landscaping screen.
- Bamboo is also a great provider of paper and pulp for a variety of paper based products such as newspapers, toilet paper, coffee filters, and cement stacks.
- Bamboo can be found in food and drink products, including bamboo beer and tea.
- Recently, bamboo has been used to create amazing phones covers and as part of speakers and headphones
- Farmers have used bamboo to help build animal pens, as well as fishing traps and waterwheels.
- Plus loads of other cool stuff, like chopsticks, helmets, furniture, and even houses!
Check out this great video showing the vast amounts of uses of bamboo, you'll be blown away!