Bamboo ... and Wright of course

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Paul Ringstrom
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Re: Bamboo ... and Wright of course

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I once read that bamboo was being considered as an alternative to the concrete/wood sound-walls along the interstate highways. The flexible nature would attenuate sound waves better than solid.
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Re: Bamboo ... and Wright of course

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I could see some outdoor furniture made with 6"+ diameter bamboo; low seating pieces, tables. I imagine it's been done . . .

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Tom
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Re: Bamboo ... and Wright of course

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KevinW wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:57 am
Wouldn't it be more in the spirit of an organic architecture and sustainability to research and plant what is native to your region? Most bamboo is horribly invasive and requires a lot of water.
That is what everyone seems to be saying to me here in North Carolina. Had dinner last night with some friends one of whom works in forestry at the Biltmore House. He HATES bamboo because they have to spend so much time trying to hold in back on the grounds.

I just really like it - especially the large diameter tall species like Moso and Vivax. Very contemplative grasses!

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