Bamboo is a grass, not a wood!
It is the fastest growing plant on the planet with some species having been recorded to grow 4 feet in just 24 hours.
It is harvestable in 3 years, and after harvesting bamboo naturally replenishes itself. It has an extensive root system that continually sends up new shoots. Bamboo is 16% harder than maple, 1/3 lighter in weight than oak, and in some instances as strong as steel.
Bamboo plants produce 35% more oxygen than any tree species, and its consumption of carbon dioxide removes pollution from the atmosphere.
It is widely believed that if bamboo were to be planted on a mass scale, the effects of global warming could be vastly reduced in as little as 6 years.