To name just a few uses for bamboo:
- Bamboo has been used in construction (e.g., in bamboo fences).
- Bamboo can be an ingredient in cuisine (e.g., bamboo shoots in Chinese food).
- Humans aren't alone in their consumption of bamboo. Panda bear fans know it as the primary food source for giant pandas.
- In landscaping, uses for bamboo include as a hedge (for privacy screens) and as a specimen plant. I deal with bamboo privacy screens in a later FAQ.
But homeowners often worry about using bamboo plants in their landscaping. We'll see why -- and what can be done to address the issue -- in the following FAQs....