Monday, June 3, 2013

Bamboo highways?

Well, not highways made of bamboo (it might be strong enough in some cases, but maybe a little bumpy).  But how about bamboo on roadsides?
In an earlier posting I suggested the need for aggressive research on vegetative materials that can be used for carbon sequestration while serving other needs.  Bamboo  - although an unorthodox choice – should be investigated.  It is reported to be very effective at carbon sequestration, if properly managed.  It also requires little to no maintenance, provides effective screening of incompatible land uses, and might even work for crash cushioning.

OK, it’s not native to this country, but it’s time to push the envelope in this area.

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