- RA: Sundried, Heavy Duty, Small bends with medium taper, Grown in Vienam
- Toasted: Kild-dried, Generally straight with little taper, Grown in India
Panda Poles bamboo is grown without pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers and because it is a grass, it does not die when it is cut. Its roots stabilize eroding soils and hold twice as much water in the water table. Bamboo produces 35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees, and absorbs almost twice as much CO2. Our bamboo has a higher tensile strength than steel or aluminum, a greater compressive strength than some concrete, and better strength to weight ratio than graphite. And even with such strength and durability, it is still a 100% compostable product.