Saturday, February 21, 2009
Screw Harvesting Trees
Bamboo KICKS ASS. Bamboo is a grass. It's the fastest growing plant in the world. It absorbs more carbon dioxide than any other plant. Reaches similar strength to a 15 year hardwood in just 3 years. Why the !@#$# are we ripping down gorgeous forests when we can grow Bamboo faster and cheaper? Because our government subsidizes the antiquated, outdated and ignorant timber industry. Hopefully that will change before the only big stands of trees are in national forests. Aren't we smarter than that?
Great little piece on CNN.
Check it out.
Posted by Jason Berry at 1:13 PM