Anybody else in Utah interested in growing hardy bamboo? I am building a collection and would like to compare notes and trade materials with anyone who wants to share. email me direct at
i live in cottonwood heights (E side of salt lake city)and have some black bamboo as well as a couple dozen different types of bamboo growing at my house. my collection is about 4-5 years old and i've purchased most of them from here : http://www.bamboogarden.com/ . it's not local but after purchasing locally and online i prefer to buy from bamboo garden. if you have questions feel free to email me.
Hi I am growing phyllostachys aureosulcata, Yellow Grove Bamboo, and I am very happy with it. I am in SLC, and I have it growing as a privacy screen in a 5' wide space between my house and my neighbor's house. It doesn't die back in winter. In fact, it stays very green, even in the coldest winters. I am going into my fourth year with this bamboo, and I am amazed at its hardiness. It's also very beautiful.
That yellow groove bamboo sounds interesting. Have you found it to be very invasive or not? Is it hard to find at a nursery? Are you willing to share any young plants as a trade? Does it need a lot of water?
Would you please post a picture of the Yellow Grove Bamboo. I would love to see it. Thanks
Where does one buy bamboo in SLC?
I bought mine from an online retailer in Chimacum, Washington. I chose this nursery because I figured since they were grown in the rainshadow of the Olymipcs that they would probably come closest of all the retailers to the cold dry conditions I have here in SLC. I will take a photo and post it as soon as I can. I dug out a 20 foot by 5 foot bed, 2 feet deep, and installed a root barrier all around. Then I backfilled with topsoil and fertilizer and planted the 7 bamboo plants. The first year they grew modestly. That winter the runners took over, and by spring new shoots were popping up nicely. The plants grew to a height of 10 feet that year. Next two years they sent out more shoots and thickened up the stand. All of the shoots are around 1/4" to 1/2" in diameter, and leaves are about 2-3" long. In the last two springs I have had to trim back a few wandering runners. I am curious to see what will happen this spring, since there is still a lot of room to spread. As far as watering is concerned, I have each plant on a dripper, and I water 3x per week for about 30 minutes during the summer. They are on the south side of my house, but they are shaded by my neighbor's house to the south of them, so they only get direct sun in the early morning and late afternoon. But what amazes me more than anything is the fact that they stay green all winter, even when covered with snow.
I also have Phyllostachys aurosulcata, I also have Phyllostachys rubromarginata, Phyllostachys nuda, and Phyllostachys heteroclada. I would have to say that one of my favorites for here in Utah is Fargesia rufa. It is a clumping type of bamboo that gets about 6 feet tall and needs no containment. Mine has grown pretty well but mine has only gotten just over 2 feet tall. They like a bit of a shady spot.
I also have some other species of ground cover bamboo and some Fargesia nitida seedlings which I will be planting out this year.
Here is a link that might be useful:
Here's a link to some photos I found when I searched the other day. FYI, it's 'groove' not 'grove' -- named after a yellow stripe on the culms or canes. The name info may help if you are searching for the plant online.
Here is a link that might be useful: Yellow Groove Bamboo
You are right. It's "groove" not "grove". I must have missed an o. I have seen some bamboo for sale at local nurseries, but it never looks so good. Mine came via overnight FedEx, and I planted them right away. Evidently, the culms tend to form crooks, or bends near their base, but mine have yet to do that. I imagine they may need to be more mature.
Now I must have some bamboo. Is anyone interested in selling a division?
Zach, your post made me laugh out loud, because it so simply and clearly illustrates that feeling all of us gardeners get when we learn about a cool new plant. I imagined you saying it like "Now I MUST have some bamboo!!!"
I think I'd like some, too. I'll have to think a little more about where I'll put it.
I had asked Nate about bamboo on the forum before, but if I remember right, he described some short varieties. I'm excited to hear about one that grows nice and tall and isn't _too_ invasive!
I have been trying to post but my posts aren't showing up or have been taken off. I don't know why. Any how I like Phyllostachys rubromarginata for height and the spread is more controlled from what I have read than Phyllostachys aureosulcata especially in colder climates. I got a division from someone in Layton. His plant seems to exhibit the clumping more than aureosulcata.
Here is a link that might be useful: pictures of Phyllostachys rubromarginata
I don't know where my pictures went on that last link so here is another link to the same picture.
Here are some other pictures of bamboo that I am either growing here in Utah or I have seen growing here.
Sassaela masumanea albostriata
I lived in Japan for several years--in a latitude and climate similar to Utah's--and have often wondered why I never saw any bamboo growing here in SLC. I am pleased to see that bamboo can in fact be grown locally; can anyone suggest a good vendor--local or online?
Does anyone here grow "Heavenly Bamboo"?
I hear that it is non invasive and our climate/soil conditions are perfect for it.
I know that Lowe's in American Fork has Fargesia rufa. This a good one because it is a clumping variety that you will not have to control. The Lowe's in Orem has 2 ground cover types so availability seems to vary by store. The plants run about $20 for a one gallon plant which may seem expensive but if you compare it to mail order or other sources is actually a good deal when you consider what shipping runs.
As for the Heavenly bamboo it can be attractive although not a true bamboo it is a member of the barberry family it is usually better left to zone seven areas. I saw one here in American Fork that got quite a bit of winter burn on the leaves and although it was still alive it looked a bit shabby. It would benefit from some protection from the wind here in winter time.
As a member of the barberry family, does the Heavenly Bamboo have thorns?
The Ogden Botanical Gardens has some, but they have not come up yet, so I don't really know what it even looks like... just that it is a nice plant to have.
I finally found a home for all my pyracanthus, that turned out to be Barberries.... I have a friend who has goats and she is going to hide her goat pen behind them....
As soon as I decide exactly what I am going to plant where the last three barberries are, they are going to be goat fences! :-)
I planted Phyllostachys Spectabilis, Yellowgroove and Humilis last fall. All five and seven gallon sizes. I wanted a quick, tall screen. I dug a trench along my fence and placed a root barrier on one side. Eventually I will enclose my grove with another trench and barrier.
I purchased my bamboo from Bamboo Nursery in Idaho. They have winters as hard or harder than ours. (208) 793-4121. Marty, the owner, was a big help. I drove up to Idaho and met him half way to pick up the order.
I've had quite a bit of leaf browning due to the long stretch of cold weather and bright sunny days we had this past winter. They will re-leaf after the new shoots arrive. (Marty suggests cutting down or pruning the plants to give more energy to the new shoots.) The bamboo not in full sun had little browning.
I'm planning on purchasing more this spring to plant at a my brother's house.
Regarding bamboo here in Salt Lake, I saw this earlier GardenWeb post:
* Posted by Eric_Layton z6 UT (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 26, 05 at 19:28
Lagoon has some bamboo by the Samurai Ride and also some by Rattlesnake Rapids but I haven't been there lately so I don't know how it has held up. The International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park has Ph. rubromarginata, Ph. aurea, and Ps. japonica. The rubro grows probably over 15 feet tall, but they trim it back to about 8 feet each year and have it confined to about 16 square feet of growing soil. Not the optimum conditions by a long shot. My tallest bamboo is about 10' after 3 years. The tallest species I have are Phyllostachys: glauca, rubro, nuda, decora, and aureosulcata. You are welcome to stop by and see what I have. Drop me an email and we can arrange a time."
Check out his member page - https://auth.gardenweb.com/members/eric_layton
Bamboo is addictive!
Here is a link that might be useful: Horseshoe Nursery
Admission I am not in UT, in CO. But have been seeing bamboo offered here too. I like the idea mentioned that some of the bamboo actually stays green during winter, or at least keeps their leaves.
Do you think bamboo would be a good sound barrier? Am considering a fast growing evergreen, but the location for planting is not very wide. Currently there is 26' of old lilac bushes about 12 feet high. These do nothing for sound and could plant the bamboo in front of them.
Bill where did you say you live?
I have seen Eric_in Laytons bamboo he has a great collection in fact some of the picture that I posted came from his collection. Anyhow I appreciate everyones posts here. My bamboo is shooting and doing well.
Three of my kids work at Lagoon, and I was noticing the Bamboo @ the Samurai ride a few weeks ago.
They could really do some wonderful things with that garden... they still have alot to do, to make that garden look truly authenticly Oriental.
They have a little pagoda and a Japanese maple, the bamboo, but not much more.
Some days I go there and wish I could redo all of their landscaping ...LOL... like I have enough to do in my own yard!
I keep thinking it would be fun to stand in the different lines and actually have something interesting to look at.
I know Disneyland really prides themselves on their landscaping and has an entire team that go in after the park closes each night to redo all the beds.
They have several full time employees dressed as tourist who all they do all during the day is walk around and take notes to what needs to be done when the park closes.
Then the teams work all night.
They are to be completely finished and no evidence of them on the park grounds @ 7AM or they are charged a whooping 10K per MINUTE!
Of course Lagoon is not that uptight, if anything they are to lax. I think it would be nicer if they made their grounds a bit nicer... more perennials, more annuals, more design and interesting gardens.
As of Easter Sunday, they had large amounts of weeds in every bed I saw.
I guess I shouldn't talk... I have weeds too!
Nate - I'm in Salt Lake. My bamboo is starting to re-leaf, but no new shoots. Anytime now... I'm new to bamboo and loving it!
In my earlier post I meant to say I purchased from Horseshoe Nursery in Idaho - not Bamboo Nursery.
Regarding the sound barrier question, in a few years I'll let you all know if it can deaden noise from a neighbor's pool! (Emagineer, try posting your question in the Bamboo forum.)
My bamboo has started to shoot!!! Only two so far, but I'm sure more will erupt soon. Between noon and six, one grew almost two inches!
All of my plants are currently shooting. I thought that I only had three shoots coming up on my aureosulcata but was happy to discover 4 more larger shoots coming up a short distance away. It is exciting to see them grow so quickly. Bill you ought to check out bambooweb.info I think you would enjoy the discussions.
Nate - thanks for the tip. I checked out the bambooweb.info forums - it looks like several more hours of reading!
One more shoot this morning... So far a few of my Yellowgroove and Spectabilis have started to shoot. Nothing yet from my Humilis. This is exciting...
Went to the Hogel Zoo yesterday. Noticed that they have a bit of bamboo in the Asian Highland exhibit. I was a bit perplexed though. They had what appeared to be Fargesia rufa in the same planting with some Phyllostachys nigra and another Phyllostachys species which had a barrier. The fargesia rufa will be over run once this other stuff gets going and should be placed outside of the barrier as it does not need containment.
I was just at the Lowe's in Lehi and noticed that they have taken all of the Fargesia rufa plants off of the main display area and marked them all down 50% so they are 10.50 for a one gallon plant this is a great deal I will check in and see if they go lower in the future and let you all know if you are interested.
Nate - Thanks for the Fargesia rufa tip. I checked out the Lowe's off of 4500 S. in Salt Lake. They still have their plants at the regular price. They said when plants are marked down by 50% it is typically due to their condition, i.e. stress, etc. They had quite a few in stock - I'll keep them on my radar.
I added a semiarundinaria fastuosa - temple bamboo, to my collection. It's rated at -5F, but since my humilis has done well at a 0F hardiness rating, I thought I'd give it a try. (My humilis is looking good - a few have started to shoot!)
As of 5-14-07 I couldn't find the discounted bamboo at Lowe's in Lehi apparently someone bought it all.
Now all of you have gotten me excited. I am wondering what type of things all of you do with your bamboo or is it just a beautiful plant? I am wanting to grow something I can use in a few years for who knows what. I would love to be able to turn it in to lumber for some crazy project. Does anyone think this is possible? If so what species should I look into? Also I have a hard time keeping grass alive so I would need something easy or GOOD instructions. Thanks for taking your time and let me know.
i finally found a forum where people are talking about bamboo in utah.
I have 6 varities i planted last year. They are still creeping. I started with small plants so i have nothing over 6 feet but i suspect next year they will send some large shoots up. I will take and post pictures soon now that I know there are people out there interested locally.
I live in Cache Valley, and I know of one person in Logan who has as a nice clump of Yellow Groove against the southwest corner of his house. Does anyone know of any other bamboo growing in Cache Valley? I'm going to try a couple of varieties this Spring, and want to know what the absolute hardiest variety is. I've grown four outdoor palm trees for over 10 years in Cache Valley by covering them with styrofoam boxes and adding a small amount of heat to the boxes with a couple of flourescent lights, but I don't think this is the way to go with bamboo.
There's a guy from Lindon who has posted somewhere in the forum and he has a tropical backyard. His screen name was zone_denial, and I'll put a link to one of his posts/threads below, with some cool photos. You might be able to send him a private message by clicking his name if you want to get his attention.
Here is a link that might be useful: Utah tropicalesque thread
To all of you in Utah who have responded to this thread. I am the Eric Layton referenced in some of the discussion above. I am going to replace most of my Phyllostachys nuda and am offering it to those willing to come pick it up. I have a limited area in my small suburban plot and other species are begging for a place to grow. I will watch this thread for any takers. This should be done soon before the shooting season starts.
Eric! Ooo! Me! Me! Pick me! I have been pining for bamboo and would love to come get some!
Two interested parties so far, that includes "aybennett". Still some left.
Eric, I would love to get a start! I live in Cache Valley. When would it be OK to stop by? How tall would the division be so I know what kind of vehicle to bring?
So far I have aybennett, arctictropical, and someone not listed above. I sent emails to them. They can pick them up when we coordinate a time.
If any of you happen to live on kensington at about 6th E can you please tell me what kind of bamboo that is along your driveway?
I stopped by on my way to work today. The bamboo have distinctive bends in the lower culms; marking it as a Phyllostachys aureosulcata(Yellow Groove) species. I looked for the tell-tale yellow groove and could not see any. Therefore, my guess is the all green variety of Yellow Groove: Phyllostachys aureosulcata 'Alata'.
Just want to float this post out there again and see if there are any new members who are interested.
I just wanted to thank Eric In Layton for the nuda starts. Eric, one of the starts has sent up a shoot that has grown to 6 feet high in just three weeks, so they are doing well. I just hope they survive these Cache Valley winters. Thanks again!
Anyone know where I can buy bamboo for my yard in the Ogden area?
dhughes47, have you tried Valley Nursery in Uintah?
I have some bamboo growing at my house and I have no idea what it is. I posted some pics on my flickr feed and I was hoping someone could tell me what it is.
Here is a link that might be useful: Bamboo Pics Flickr
rvandrunen, quite often people mistake this for bamboo, but it is actually Arundo Donax, or "Giant Reed". I have a large clump of it at my home, and with proper fertilization and watering, it can grown to be 10-15 feet high in one season.
arctictropical, thanks for the info. It does get that tall.
I'm so happy to have found this forum! My husband and I just bought our first home and are thinking of planting some bamboo as a privacy screen in our backyard, but we have a few complications that are causing some uncertainty. We just ripped out a rotten 50+ yr-old chain link fence, so now there is no barrier between our backyard and our neighbors.
Some of the facts/needs:
The area is on the north side of our house. It currently receives shade from a tall pine on the west side of the house. (Though the tree may need to be removed soon)
Our yard is pretty small depth-wise (as is our neighbors), so we don't want anything that will be too "deep".
We also don't want any variety that will send out aggressive rhizomes, since all the surrounding neighbors just banded together to get rid of some pernicious Boston Ivy and grape vines.
As we are in an older neighborhood, we have power and telephone lines stretching through our backyard approximately 20 ft up from the ground.
And of course we have an extreme hot/cold climate since we live in Salt Lake.
SO, Is there a bamboo out there that will work within our restrictive conditions?
Probably the best bamboo for not spreading would be Fargesia rufa although it will not get very tall under 8' I have had my plants for over 3 years and still do not have any much larger than 3' and they do like the shade.
I will try valley nursery. Thanks.
Wasatch Shadows has Phyllostachys nigra, aurea, auerasulcata, Fargesia rufa, and dwarf white striped bamboo.
Hi all - I just found this excellent forum and have enjoyed catching up with the posts.
My wife and I just returned from 18 months in Indonesia where bamboo is used for everything from ladders and scaffolding to building houses. There are small businesses that do nothing but sell cut bamboo in pieces up to 25 feet long.
The fall before we left for Indonesia I planted four 2 gallon containers of Fargesia rufa that I bought at 75% off from Lowes along a fence line to try and hide a metal shed in my neighbors yard. They were about 2 feet tall.
When we got back in June I was happy to see all had survived and were now over 3 feet tall with some shoots reaching over 4 feet. What surprised me is how wide and deep they have become. They are over 3 feet wide and dense enough to hide at least half of shed. Hopefully in a few more years it will reach 7 to 8 feet and the eyesore will disappear completely.
hello, could someone or someones list places to buy hardy bamboo in utah. thanks in advance. I am interested in Phyllostachys rubromarginata any advice is this a good or bad pick for something nice to have in a garden. Also thanks in advance
Wasatch Shadows had 5 species last year.
Glover Nursery in West Jordan has several varieties this year so far. They say they have more on the way, but it sure is selling quickly.
I got some Arrow Bamboo a couple weeks ago in a small half gallon container. I guess I bought right before it started to shoot, and did it ever. It was up to my knee when I bought it, and tonight it nearly poked me in the eye. The Golden Crookstem hasn't budged, however.
Wow it has been over 3 years since my original post my plants are doing great. http://www.flickr.com/photos/natesplants/sets/72157612334799027/ this is a link to pictures of my plants. If anyone else is interested please post here or send me an email
I hope this thread is still active. It looks like it may not be. I am in need of help. Does anyone know anything about black bamboo? I want to buy some, or obtain some and I don't know where to go. I'd like to purchase locally if possible.
With kind regards,
Hello everyone. I have been reading this thread for a while and it helped me decide to plant some "green panda". I live in Midvale UT (in the salt lake valley) and have always loved bamboo but did not think it grew here until I read this. I planted the two green pandas in April and they have grown about 8 inches in height so far. They are green and beautiful and happy. I ordered mine from bamboogarden.com and was pleasantly surprised at how fast they came and how great they looked. We purchased our home about two years ago with a 1/3 of an acre of land that had never been landscaped. So I ordered many different plants this year from many different websites and bamboogarden.com was by far the best experiance.
There was not one tree on our property so I have been looking into trees I wanted to plant to block views and provide shade. But today I decided the best thing to do would be plant some timber bamboo for that purpose. They are much cheaper and provide the shade and privacy much faster than any tree would.
I emailed bamboogarden, told them where I lived (zone, temp, location, etc.) and sent a picture of the area where we want to plant it. They suggested Phyllostchys Decor (Beautiful Bamboo) and a couple others but we went with the Beautiful Bamboo. I also ordered some Black Bamboo.
I am very excited! Thanks for all the help this thread has been.
BTW: I also did a bunch of research on controlling the runners and I think I'll go with a 3/4 barrier and a 1/4 pruning ditch.
How well does the black bamboo do here in Utah. I have seen some at Hogle zoo, but it didn't look to happy. Not sure if it was a lack of care, or not doing well in the climate though.
groem, I planted the black bamboo and beautiful bamboo last year in July (I know kind of late) The beautiful bamboo doubled in size by by fall, but the black bamboo didn't really do anything. I talked for quite a while with the people at bamboogarden.com and they advised that the black bamboo is much slower to get started, but once they have been in about 2-3 years they are vigorous growers. They also prefer tilled in compost more so than the others. In our climate they may loose their leaves if we get colder than 5', but they will grow back in the spring. The shoots start out green and slowly turn black each season. It takes about three years for a shoot to turn completely black. I am going to add more compost around mine this spring and see how it does.
Update on my bamboo and how it has faired the winter.
It is Feb 15th and my two Green Panda clumping bamboos still look the same as they did in the summer, green and beautiful. There were several time they were completely burried in snow, but allas they popped through showing all their green leaves. One is planted on the north side of a house and the other is on the east side of a fence.
My black bamboo and beautiful bamboo I planted in a large open area have both turned golden. They both still have all of their leaves, they are just gold instead a green. Actually very pretty.
I took advantage of the warm weather and cleared all the wood chips away from the area so I could prep it to install the bamboo barrier and add another layer of compost. What I found is that the black bamboo in the few short growing months it had last year (planted in late June) has already shot runners out in every direction about 6 feet away. Very impressive. The beautiful bamboo seemed to do much better than the black bamboo last year. But now it seems the black bamboo was too busy working on spreading.
I will take pictures in June this year to compare the difference one year can make.
Hope you all are looking forward to spring, it will be here before you know it.
Glad to hear that they all are going good. Gives me more confidence to get my own.
btw if you need to get rid of some of those 6 foot runners I would be more than happy to give them a good home :)
I am close to SL and want a privacy screen (would 1' deep be too small), but not an invasive bamboo---as you are all experienced---any suggestions? THanks!
If I were planting for a privacy screen I would get a cold hardy clumping bamboo so you don't have to worry about spreading. There are many Fargesia bamboo's that would do the job. Only thing with all cold hardy clumping bamboo (that I have seen) is that they need a good amount of shade. Fargesia Rufa can handle some sun but it's best if they get afternoon shade. I am not sure what you are referring to with "1'". If you are referring to pot size or height, yes that would be fine, they will grow. If you are referring to distance from the fence I might give them about 2' from the fence and space them about 4' apart.
Groem, I'd be glad to once they fill in a bit. This is there second year and I have high hopes of them filling in a large area. ;)
I have a bunch of houses facing my backyard. There is no privacy. Last fall I planted 8 Thuja Green Giant evergreens who did not survive the winter. They are supposed to grow well here, quickly, and up to forty feet which would have been ideal. Well, so much for that 700 bucks.
I want to try Bamboo. I don't know what variety I should get. I am not trying to block for noise as much as for sight. I'd like them to get very tall and grow quickly. does anyone have any ideas for me?
Well I will just come back next year with high hopes :)
Groem I am hoping they make it to next year. A lot of leaf burn right now. My PH. Decora still has some green in some spots, but my PH. Negra is completely yellow.
Here are some photos of the bamboo barrier installation party and the end results:
Glad to see others excited about bamboo it has been a long time since I started this thread. I still have a large collection and the plants are looking better every season. If you are interested in seeing pictures of my bamboo you can view them at.
also anyone interested can find many knowledgeable people at
For 2 years we've been trying to make our Yellow Groove Bamboo happy, but we're about to give up. Both Springs so far, almost all the leaves and canes (is that the right word?) have been brown and dead. The plants put out new canes and leaves as the weather warms up, but they don't grow any higher than about 3 feet, and they don't spread. They are planted at 5200-ft. altitude in the foothills outside of SLC, on the north side of the house. They get morning sun in the summer and the rest of the year, no sun at all. We get strong winds in this canyon; I wonder if that's the problem. We love bamboo and wanted the plants in this particular location to grow tall and provide screening, but perhaps we have to move the bamboo to a more protected, sunnier area?? Any advice would be appreciated.
Hello all... I live in the upper area of Cottonwood Heights and I'm guessing my Zone is 6, or maybe 5?? I want to plant a privacy screen between me and my neighbor to the south without blocking my view of the mountains visible above his roof line. After some research, I've decided on Fargesia, either 'Rufa' or 'Robusta'. I prefer the look and uprightness of Robusta but am worried it will eventually grow too tall and block the mountain view. My question is: Can one "trim" bamboo to control its height without destroying the overall effect?
I would recommend the rufa over the robusta as it is much hardier for our zone. I have had a rufa in the ground for 5 years and this year it is going to get about 6.5 feet tall this was from a 1 gallon pot. Anyhow the height of the rufa is dependent on how much sun it gets. The shadier the location the taller they get. As for the Yellow groove bamboo two post above this one sometimes it takes a few years for bamboo to establish and start gaining size and vigor. As the plant gets larger its hardiness will increase.
Hi, Has anyone tried to grow bamboo out in Herriman? The soil is pretty dry and rocky out here. I want to create a screen. I was just recently at Dancing Cranes imports and noticed their great wall of bamboo out front. What kind of species should I be looking at? Also is this going to be a waist of investment? Please help a beginner gardener.
I live 6-7 miles southwest of Logan, in the bottom of Cache Valley. Fargesia has done wonderfully well at my place. Other varieties die back in our cold climate, but my fargesia stays evergreen throughout the winter months.
I live in Orem and would like to plant some bamboo that I could harvest for poles that are approximately 7' high and 3" in diameter, depending on the flex.
I know I am way late to this post, but I live in northern Utah and I love bamboo and I am going to attempt this green thumb thing . can anyone recommend any and where to buy it?? oh and maybe some tips too!!! thank you!!!
Glover Nursery had quite a few plants to choose from. Both Yellow Groove and Bissetii, as well as Fargesia Rufa and another Fargesia variety.
We bought a Rufa and a Bissetii. The Rufa is about 18" tall and wide, and the Bissetii is about 8' tall.
Hoping that I can baby both enough to get them through this hot summer.
I just received shipment of 3 varieties of bamboo to plant in the Japanese Garden I am setting up in my back yard.
Japanese Timber Bamboo
Punting Pole Bamboo
We'll see how it goes.