Camagüey boosts bamboo plantations

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Camagüey, Mar 19. - The reforestation plan in the eastern province of Camagüey devotes special attention to boost the bamboo plantations, a species that over the last five years disappeared in more than 600 hectares.

The territory planted 70 hectares, approximately half of what planned last year, and in 2007, the sowing program includes 40 hectares, which responds to the possibilities of the region. The Forest State Service branch office in Camagüey informed that the bamboo reforestation has tackled certain problems, among other things because most of its plantations are located near the livestock water sources.

The leaves of this plant are used as food for the cattle, and it is a row material widely used in the construction of furniture and fences, in the pharmaceutical and paper industry.

This tree, that in certain cases surpasses 30 meters height, is a monocotiledoneous plant which belongs to the Poaceae family. (Lucilo Tejera Diaz AIN Camagüey).