Unlike a tree, harvesting bamboo does not kill the “tree”. Bamboo is not a tree at all, it is a giant grass. By harvesting bamboo each year, the clump is strengthened and the quality of future yield is enhanced. To increase the longevity of the bamboo, the traditional ancestral bamboo method of only harvesting during the perfect moon phase days and optimal hours of the day was used. It is critical to time the bamboo harvest so that the sugar content is at its lowest. Harvested bamboo has a low sugar content, making it less appealing to pests and fungi.
Whats new at GaiaVerso? From now on GaiaVerso replaces or updates PermaTree. GaiaVerso is born. GaiaVerso is absolutely not connected in any way to any activities of people using the previous name and logo in Ecuador. Gaia is known as Earth Goddess in Greek mythology. The Gaia hypothesis, which implies that living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.
Showcase what can be achieved in a record time of just 24 month. In Neotropical Climate, with depleted red clay soil. On a, topographic speaking, Tropical Mountain Rainforest. With Guadua angustifolia – bamboo.
From our experience, it’s not clear for most people that transforming an area in such a short time frame is absolutely doable with bamboo. This can be inspiration for others to use bamboo for rapid transformation of tropical depleted soil.