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RE: Bamboo and Chicago

It was just that short story that pops up via my internet eservice. I
browsed the paper, but couldn't find the story....probably a few days
old and DH has gotten rid of the papers laying around here... 

My concern was more that it will take over the city... especially since
they are planting them in areas no one takes care of
anyways....Sometimes you have to wonder where they come up with these
ideas ?!?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Kitty
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 9:54 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bamboo and Chicago
> Donna,
> Short articles grab attention but don't give enough detail.
> " bamboo absorbs pollutants and converts them into nutrients"
> I'd want to know more.  It was my understanding that most plants used
> such projects are removed after taking up the toxins and replaced with
> more
> to take up more. And how safe would the plants be for kids to be
> I'd also want to know what kind of barriers would be used to halt
> Madake = Phyllostachys bambusoides
> Moso = Phyllostachys pubescens
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 8:49 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Bamboo and Chicago
> > With the recent discussions, thought some might be interested in
> this article below.
> >
> > Somehow this disturbs me... I can see it taking over the city, and
> on
> to the world....
> >
> > Donna
> > who is way behind in e-mail....
> >
> > ---snip---
> >
> > Researchers Find Bamboo 'Cleans' Urban Soil
> >
> > CHICAGO (UPI) -- Three graduate students at the University of
> > at Chicago may have found a solution to the widespread problem of
> > contaminated urban soil. Their solution, submitted as an entry in
> > week's Chicago Sustainable Design Initiative competition, entails
> > growing bamboo on polluted lots, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The
> > students claim their solution to so-called brown fields beats the
> > "dig and haul" method that deposits the contaminated soil in a
> > Instead, bamboo absorbs pollutants and converts them into nutrients.
> >
> >
> > Daniel Butt, Kevin Anderson and Abraham Madrigal, all master's
> > candidates, found two kinds of bamboo plants, Moso and Madake, that
> > survive 15-below-zero winters. Seeds and small plants are available
> > growers in Ohio and on the West Coast. "We can use the seed from our
> > initial crop to increase the supply and achieve economies of scale,"
> > Butt said. Up to 8 feet tall and green, bamboo farms could change
> > look of Chicago's vacant lots. "Planted in between houses, it would
> > serve as a windbreak, reducing energy costs," Butt said. "It's like
> > planting trees around a home."
> >
> >
> >
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