Advisable to harvest dead bamboo?
In the distance I can see a large clump of dead bamboo. I wonder if it is advisable to harvest a few stalks for decorative purposes? Or will it just be cracked and full of insects? When is the right time to harvest bamboo?
I was thinking of the type of display where you see lengths of bamboo arranged in a large urn. I suppose they would need to be stained and lacquered? Anyone know?