This fastest growing plant rather a grass is one of the most vandalized plant in this country. Since it is growing fast we take for granted to destroy at every opportunity available and never care to plant any.
I have never seen a nursery for bamboo even though there are hundreds of varieties.
These plants are not seen in the temperate countries and in early as 18th century Americans took them from Asia and started growing them as ornamental plants.
While they do research on these plants we vandalize them.
We have plenty of them and we do not care for the mother nature.
If I write one plant a day and continue I may have to continue for years how we destroy our wealth of plants.
The plants going extinct were never recorded in our history and we have not even begun to take an inventory as a proactive exercise.
This is not to elaborate on that issue but to state how bamboo tree protects our river beds and roads that run along the rivers.
The do protect the embankments but what our guys do is to chop them at will since they are not protected by the local authorities.
River basin and embankment is nobody’s business in this country.
It also act as a windbreaks.
It cools the air on a warm day with with gentle air currents.
Not only that it reduces our CO2 foot prints.
None of these are taken into accounts since our guys who gets to the parliament have never studied any including social science and not at all pure science.
They use environment issues to form green parties but never practice what they preach once they get there.
If we want to do as little as possible for our mother nature grow a few bamboos around river path and the surrounds.
Like eating a banana a day (not poisoned by UREA) is healthy for our life growing a bamboo a day would protect our rivers, roads and environment (air) too.
That is my message for today.