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What is Bamboo Fencing?

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Bamboo fencing is often a good choice for those who want privacy in their yard while still maintaining a natural look. It is durable, as it is grass rather than wood, and known for being stronger than steel in some ways. It is also sustainable, as bamboo is known for growing quickly, which means that harvesting this plant is actually considered eco-friendly. Additionally, there are various types of bamboo fences, allowing homeowners flexibility when choosing a fence for their yard. Some examples include rolled fences, stick fences, cane fencing, twig fences, and garden fencing.

Homeowners interested in keeping their yard looking natural while maintaining their privacy may consider bamboo fencing. Some people are opposed to using metal fencing in their yard because it may ruin the rustic look, just as traditional wood panels often do since they do not usually look natural. Additionally, wooden fencing requires cutting down trees, which is usually not considered eco-friendly. On the other hand, the bamboo plant can go on living after parts of it are chopped down, and since its demand is lower than its high rate of growth, there is plenty of it to go around.

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Aside from the fact that bamboo fencing is considered fine for the environment, it is also stronger than traditional wooden fencing because it is a grass, not a wood. In fact, its tensile strength is considered stronger than steel, as it can be stretched and pulled quite a bit without breaking. Additionally, this material contains silica, which allows it to withstand damage from termites and rotting over time. Many people also like the fact that bamboo fencing is lightweight, making it easier to move and manage than traditional fence materials.

Those interested in bamboo fencing have plenty of types to choose from, such as rolled bamboo fencing, which is usually a collection of thin bamboo poles that are connected while still being flexible yet sturdy. A bamboo cane fence is similar, but creates a more rustic look since the poles are attached by exposed wire, and not as neatly cut as rolled fencing usually is. For an even more natural look, bamboo twig fencing is available, which is made up of bundles of branches rather than whole canes. Similarly, stick fences are usually made of slats that are cut from bamboo, rather than entire canes, making them a little weaker than most bamboo fencing. Bamboo can even be used to edge gardens, as short garden fences can be made from cut and staggered bamboo canes.

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