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Planning A 2.5 Million Acre Bamboo Farm – Is Bamboo for You?

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In an attempt to restore damaged lands in Africa, one company it looking to plant 1 million hectares (2.5 million) acres into bamboo trees for carbon credits and then for bamboo products.  This amount of land would be equivalent to a farm 40 miles wide and 100 miles long.

The many uses for bamboo, means that the bamboo forests will generate revenue far beyond the carbon credits.  There is a move underway to grow bamboo in the U.S.  Some states regulate bamboo production and being a new crop, markets need development.  However, for some it may be worth investigating.

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