The world bamboo day was first celebrated on September 18th 2009 at prachan,Thailand during the world bamboo congress in Bangkok. It is observed every year to increase awareness of bamboo globally to protect natural resources and the environment.
HOW BAMBOO DAY WAS CELEBRATED IN KENYA
Cabinet secretary of environment Keriako Tobiko will lead the national celebration at Michuki memorial park Nairobi.
THEME: sustaining kenya the bamboo way.
Environmental warrior Anita Soina joined the celebration
She had a message to Kenyans concerning bamboo trees on her instagram post.
ADVANTAGES OF BAMBOO TREES
Bamboo absorbs green house gases and release oxygen into the atmosphere.it is also renewable resources that may help save the world’s dwindling forests.
Bamboo can survive for upto 20 years and it leaves can be used for preparing herbal drugs for destroying parasite worms due to its strong anthelmintic composition.
BAMBOO FOREST AROUND KENYA
The aberdares range has the highest bamboo ever followed by mt kenya.
Bamboo is a symbol of strength,flexibility and health.it is the fastest growing plant on the planet .
We have plenty of Bamboo trees at Kefri forest near utafiti school Kari…. mostly known as bamboo place by people around.
MESSAGES LEFT ON BAMBOO TREES
The bamboo forest at the aboretum has became a canvas of lovers and friends who leave heartfelt messages on the trees
Reading through the trees feels like listening to people’s innermost confession.
At Oloolua nature trail little bamboo thicker with a bench by the river.
The bamboo trees here are full with hand written messages.
Never forget to plant a bamboo tree next to the river ,it is rarely bothered by insects and pests.