If selling bamboo - what to sell and how?
We have just aquired a home that has 15 acres of which 3 of them are a HUGE bamboo forest (Bambusa oldhamii I believe).
Basicly it looks like an established 'cash crop' but we don't want to just jump in and start waisting time and $ without a little 'education'.
So...here are some questions:
1. Is this type edible? If so, what parts?
2. If we want to sell bamboo for the person to grow - what part do we sell?
When (in NC) and how do you harvest that for them?
3. Does the drying/treating time differ with the size/age of the 'trunk' ? We have some in there that are over 12inches in diameter!!!
4. What tools are best to cut the larger stalks for craft/building purposes? An electric jig saw maybe??
Wow...I am LOADED with questions and don't mean to be ignorant, but as we search we get some conflicting info on how to transplant and use this resource that is easily so availbe to us!
Blessings - and thank you in advance!
Joe and Donna