The Bamboo Store is a unique place where you can express your passion for Bamboo, freely:)


  • Bamboo is a giant grass, not a tree.

  • Bamboo holds the Guinness's World Record for fastest growing plant on the planet.

  • Bamboo shoots can reach their full diameter to a height of 60 feet in just 3 months.

  • Bamboo can be harvested within 7 years verses the 10-50 years it takes for trees.

  • Bamboo yields 20 times more timber than trees of the same area.

  • Bamboo produces 30% more oxygen than the same area of hardwood forest.

  • Bamboo can absorb up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide per hectare.

  • Bamboo has a tensile strength that surpasses mild steel.

  • Bamboo has a weight-to-strength ratio superior to graphite.

  • Bamboo grows on every continent except for Antarctica.


    Far from an exhaustive list, please visit us at the Centre for Bamboo Education and Research at 161 Swanson Rd. in Nanaino, BC.