Giant bamboos are the largest members of the grass family. In bamboo, the internodal regions of the stem are usually hollow and the vascular bundles in the cross section are scattered throughout the stem instead of in a cylindrical arrangement. The dicotyledonouswoodyxylem is also absent. The absence of secondary growth wood causes the stems of monocots, including the palms and large bamboos, to be columnar rather than tapering.
Bamboos are the fastest-growing plants in the world, due to a unique rhizome-dependent system. Certain species of bamboo can grow 91cm (3ft) within a 24-hour period, at a rate of almost 4cm (1.5in) an hour (a growth around 1mm every 90 seconds, or one inch every 40 minutes). Bamboos are of notable economic and cultural significance in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia, being used for building materials, as a food source, and as a versatile raw product. Bamboo has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick, or concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steel.
Bamboo is an Asian elephant residing at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington that has been at the center of controversy for several years. Her reputation as a troubled elephant, allegedly due to past abuse and an inadequate life at the Zoo, has caused animal rights activists such as Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants to fight for the release of the Zoo's elephants to a sanctuary. According to the Zoo's website, Bamboo weighs 8,800 pounds and is the most inquisitive of its three elephants.
Bamboo was born in Thailand in November 1966 and was captured from the wild as a very young calf. She was imported into the United States and arrived at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington on June 1, 1967. She lived at the Children's Zoo in the Family Farm before moving to the old Elephant House. Former Director of the Zoo, David Hancocks, recalled that Bamboo was once a playful, trustworthy, and cooperative elephant who could be walked on Zoo grounds and use the entire park as her playground. According to Hancocks, who left the Zoo in 1984, harsh management methods such as discipline and overnight chaining were reintroduced after his departure. As a result, Bamboo earned a reputation as a dangerous and "difficult" elephant.
INDICATING THAT they have no intention of vacating the protest site anytime soon, farmers at the Singhu border have erected shelters — sheds with metal frames and bamboo huts — fitted with air-coolers or air-conditioners (ACs) to tackle Delhi’s searing summer ... He said another batch of farmers from the district will replace him and others.
My favourite environmental quote comes from American poet, environmental activist and farmer, Wendell Berry... Farmers mine healthy soil and as that is depleted, they must spike their plants ever more with chemical fertilisers ... Certain types of trees and fibre crops such as hemp and bamboo can work exceptionally well in this regard.
Sirajul Islam Goldar was busy tying the banana plants on his farm to a bamboo structure in a last-ditch attempt to save the trees from the wrath of Cyclone Yaas ... The total loss in the entire South 24-Parganas district was almost 96,900 hectares and Rs 824 crore in monetary terms, affecting over 5 lakh farmers.
At that time, it was forbidden for local farmers to offer any help to the Red Army... However, local farmers believed the Red Army was highly disciplined and strived to improve the lives of the people ... Xu's father was one of the farmers who risked their lives to save injured soldiers and built tombs for the dead in a bamboo forest.
“There have been several cases of electrocution by farmers in ... Chandrapur CCF NR Praveen admits, “We don’t register offences against farmers for wild animal deaths in an open well, but we have asked them to temporarily cover these wells with bamboo mats owing to lack of funds.”.
I roamed the city’s mountain barangays for many years and that allowed me to forge lasting friendships with some of the farmers there ... When wrapping each fruit, the farmers set up a structure made from bamboo from where they can balance themselves while doing their thing. The danger is when the farmer is on top of a tree in a steep incline.
Huangling village only won national acclaim following the opening of Wuyuan county's first expressway, the Jingdezhen-Wuyuan-Huangshan (Changshan) Expressway, in 2006... In autumn, farmers fill bamboo trays with red chilies, chrysanthemums and corn for air drying and winter storage, conjuring yet another magical scene on the slopes ... .
The Association of Bamboo... It said that would help forestall the depletion of bamboo and rattan plantations in the area ... Mr Asamoah encouraged farmers to take Keen interest in bamboo cultivation as a lucrative venture for job creation and provision of industrial raw material.