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Bamboo Timber

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Samples of two different species
There is bamboo and then there is Bamboo! Our research over the last 30 years has been based on obtaining, growing and testing elite timber bamboo species from around the globe.

Our bambouseraie produce a wide variety of culm material from dozens of species. We have an intimate knowledge of each and can match your requirements. As an example, we supply for the manufacture of martial arts khoshing sticks and nun chucks. This would be among the most demanding uses of bamboo- for this we select B. tulda .

We encourage the creative aspirations and ideas of our clients. The varied uses of bamboo continues to amaze and inspire us.

Contact us if you just had an idea you want to try out, if you are needing tonnes of bamboo or your interest is a need for just one piece.

We supply every grade and use imaginable, including the very finest material of impeccable musical instrument quality. This bamboo is specially selected, expertly harvested, treated, packed and priority shipped to your door anywhere in the world.

Bamboo is a natural product, there is a range of sizes.  Every pole is tapered and not an identical diameter. Poles are for sale graded, green or treated. We have 4 Phyllostachys species for sale as timber poles. Phyllostachys edulis is typically tapered and curved, thick walled with a heavy solid lasting quailty, and very resistant to borer and rots. The number one useful bamboo in China and one of the most durable giant bamboos in NZ.

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Heat treated (top) and natural
Phyllostachys bambusoidies is also a very good species indeed, especially suited to many particular uses. Its is of a very even size and is a very durable species as well. If kept out of the weather, it will last indefinately.
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Akio Hizumes Fibonacci Tunnel

Sizes and Prices 

Please ask for an appraisal of your requirements.

Design

Inspirational architectural guru Akio Hizume visited NZ on 2005 and taught students to think and build in natural patterns like nature. Hizume stressed the importance of learning by doing ("experience").  By constructing spirals like sun flowers and pine cones

it becomes clear every spiral is based on a Fibonacci number. (The Fibonacci numbers are 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34... Each number in this sequence is the sum of the previous two numbers.) For every spiral, the difference between adjacent parts is one of these numbers. This pattern follows the same principle as the leaf arrangement of many plants. It is a very effective structure to reflect light or sound. This is a strategy of plants that you can learn through the experience of assembling a Fibonacci Tunnel

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P. edulis 'Heterocycla'

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P. edulis freshly harvested
Phyllostachys edulis Heterocycla, some really great pieces are available of this astonishing flow form bamboo.