Bamboo belongs to the subfamily of tall treelike grasses, having more than 115 genera and 1,400 species. These species can be found in tropical and subtropical to mild temperate regions, with the highest concentration and high diversity of species in East and Southeast Asia and on islands of the Indian and Pacific oceans.
Bamboos include some of the fastest-growing plants on Earth, with noted growth rates up to 91 cm (36 in) in 24 hours. You can almost see the growth with your eyes in real time. Mao Zhu or Moso bamboo is one of these fast growing species.
This specific type of bamboo is the most valuable kind of bamboo in Asia. It is one of the most extensively used plants for economic activities. One of the reasons being the fact that it grows much more rapidly than ordinary wood, making it possible to harvest and utilize it in an incredibly sustainable way. A shoot of bamboo has been serving as food in Asia. Like wood, bamboo is a natural composite material with a high strength-to-weight ratio useful for structures. Moso bamboo poles have been used to build houses and structure from the early ages even until now. Moso bamboo fiber is now used to make flooring, clothing, plywood. The possible uses of Mao Zhu bamboo seem endless, ranging from fencing, bamboo furniture, housing, outdoor structure, food, construction material, paper, irrigation, medicine, musical instruments, beer, even diesel fuel.
Soft bamboo shoots, stems, and leaves are the main food source of the giant panda of China, the red panda of Nepal, and the bamboo lemurs of Madagascar. Mao Zhu bamboo, which has no leaf growth on the first 5m of the stem, is not a source of food for these species however; making Mao Zhu bamboo products completely animal-friendly!
These are the main reasons why WoodPuck and FurniQi are made out of this type of bamboo. Besides the incredible features, pandas and lemurs remain safe.
Our products are also dolphin-free, gluten-free, vegan, nonsense-free and won’t ever judge you. The perfect mates, we would say.