Experts in the World's Strongest Bamboo
Guadua Bamboo is specialized in the largest, strongest, and most economically important bamboo of the Americas: Guadua angustifolia. We are exporters of bamboo poles, operate Guadua bamboo nurseries, and provide consultancy and forestry management services for bamboo plantation investors in Central and South America.
Guadua bamboo is an excellent primary source to generate all sorts of building materials and is considered to be the strongest bamboo species in the world. Although most species of the Guadua genus show similar properties, Guadua angustifolia is the most documented and well known. In Colombia it is widely used in construction, furniture, laminated floors, panels etc.
Unfortunately, many blogs and websites publish incorrect or biased information about bamboo. Although mostly well intended, inexperienced bamboo enthusiasts often make the mistake to oversimplify bamboo's growing patterns, biomass generation, strength properties, its uses, etc. Saying that bamboo is stronger than steel, that it will grow over 1 meter per day, and that bamboo has 1,500 different uses is misleading.
The truth is that every particular bamboo species has different characteristics and qualities. Some bamboos grow very fast some grow slower, some bamboo shoots are used as a food source (while most are actually poisonous), some are used in construction or paper production, while others are just ornamental or to control erosion. Therefore, it is crucial to select the proper species according to your objectives before investing in a bamboo farm or plantation.