Monday, September 10, 2007

The Bamboo Fence

Green Builders
Originally uploaded by Robbi Baba.

Meredith and Steve, my greenest of green friends, installed a bamboo fence this weekend.
Their old one was rotting away and falling over, but they couldn't stomach using redwood. So Steve found out about this bamboo fencing that was comparable in price (to 6 foot redwood) and is supposed to last about 40 years.
Of course, the bamboo is basically an annual crop and the redwood takes many decades to grow. I don't know where this bamboo was grown (possibly China). But it's clearly a vastly greener solution. And if it catches on, there's no reason why bamboo couldn't be grown domestically.
On top of all that, it's just totally beautiful. Hats off to Meredith and Steve. They've done it again!!

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