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Are Bamboos Some Kind of Tree? Why They Grow so Fast?

Not a tree, bamboo belongs to the grass family of plants. It is able to grow fast because the way bamboo grows is different from the way other plants grow. The way bamboo grows uses multiple parts growing at the same time, thus making it the fastest growing of the plant group.

Bamboo is a grass plant and not a tree, it has hollow branches and no annual rings

For many people, bamboo is considered to be a tree, after all, it can grow as hard and strong as a tree. In fact, bamboo is not a tree, it is a grass, and the key to distinguishing a plant from a tree or a grass is whether it has an annual rings.

Trees are very common around humans, and if you look closely you can see that the core of the tree is solid and has an annual ring, while bamboo can grow to the same height as a tree, but it has a hollow core and no annual ring.

Bamboo, as a grass-like plant, is born to grow healthily in the four seasons, and it is bland and beautiful having the name of not autumn grass. Compared with other trees, bamboo not only can grow more branches like trees, but also the branches will be covered with leaves is a feature that ordinary trees do not have.

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world today, with an optimal growth period of 1.5 to 2.0 meters per day and night.

Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world today, and its best growing period is during the rainy season of the year. During this optimal growth period, it is able to grow 1.5-2.0 meters per day and night; the slowest growth can reach 20-30 cm per day and night, and the whole growth situation is very impressive.

If we look into the reason, it is because the bamboo has already provided a good foundation for its rapid growth when it is young, the bamboo is in a multi-node state when it is young, and each node will grow rapidly during the growth process, thus allowing it to maintain a rapid growth state. Of course, the number of bamboo nodes at the young age is usually the same as the number of bamboo nodes in adulthood, and does not change.

Also, although bamboo is the fastest growing, it does not keep growing without limits. How high bamboo can grow is affected by the type of bamboo. Different types of bamboo grow at different heights, and once they reach their maximum growth height they will stop growing.

Bamboo grows as an expansion of “surface area”, while trees grow as an increase in volume

Another reason why bamboo grows faster is that bamboo grows as an expansion of “surface area”, while trees grow as an increase in volume. As we all know, bamboo for hollow structure its growth is relatively simple, only with the expansion of the area upward pile hollow structure on the line, while the tree growth are for the volume of the increase, not only the surface area will be expanded and the core also need to grow solid speed is certainly relatively slow.

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