Back to the Future

“Fully capitalizing on all the opportunities means turning back to the asset class that fueled the first great American fortunes: land.

Real Property — and the physical resources that spring from its soil— has pushed its way once again into the consciousness of socially responsible institutional, corporate and affluent investors”.

Enter Bamboo

  • High yield and fast growth
  • Sustainable and renewable resource
  • Versatility and multiple applications
  • Strength and durability
  • Carbon sequestration and oxygen production
  • Biodegradability
  • Minimal environmental impact
  • Socially Responsible
  • Eco-friendly

Bamboo - Florida's Future Sustainable Crop

The Sustainability of Bamboo Explained:

The trunks of bamboo plants are commonly referred to as “culms.”  These culms are the hollow cylindrical stems that make up the structural part of the bamboo plant. They vary in size, thickness, and color depending on the species of bamboo and on average reach heights between 20 to 60 feet and can live up to 60 years. They are used for lumber, paper, textiles, etc.

When you cut down a forest of common trees used for lumber or paper such as  oak, maple, cherry, and walnut, they might take anywhere from 30 to 50 years to grow back and reach maturity.

When you harvest a bamboo culm, it typically stimulates the growth of the plant and grows back taller the following year!  Bamboo is known for its rapid regenerative properties. Cutting a bamboo culm can encourage the development of more shoots or branches from the remaining rhizome (underground stem), promoting the overall growth of the bamboo plant.

Additionally, bamboo offers exceptional environmental benefits beyond its rapid growth. It has the unique capacity to absorb significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce more oxygen than many tree species, contributing positively to air quality. Bamboo’s ability to rapidly absorb carbon dioxide and store carbon makes it a valuable tool in efforts to mitigate the impacts of greenhouse gases on the environment.

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