Recently, we had a Bamboo Nursery-Specialist, Mr. Abhijeet-visiting us from Agartala, Tripura. He specializes in raising Oliveri Bamboo (An iron Bamboo) and we became good friends.. We had a lot to discuss- regarding this rare iron bamboo, its propagation techniques, and applications for crafting Walking Sticks and Hiking Canes for the international market

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Iron Bamboo is an excellent material to craft Hiking Sticks and Walking Canes. Europeans and Americans alike, love Iron Bamboo, for their Walking Sticks and Canes (Wanderstock and Spazierstock).

Also called The Calcutta Bamboo, this rare species is almost fully solid, yet has a degree of flexibility, thereby qualifying to be one of the best choices, as a raw material for handcrafted Canes, Bo Staff, Escrima and Kali Sticks.

, an agronomist and a bamboo expert of International repute, currently a Senior Professor at GBPUAT, also visit our Bambusetum recently. We have been studying Bamboo as a crop, as well as a raw material for the last few years, ever since Shisham (Indian Rosewood) figured on the C.I.T.E.S list. We have eventually domesticated and short-listed 4 genotypes of bamboo, including 2 of the iron bamboo species- which we have found to be suitable for Terai conditions.

is an ocean of knowledge. I was busy gathering Dr. Tewari's  pearls of wisdom, in terms of learning to spear-head the bamboo mission in Uttarakhand. He was happy to see Stocksii and Oliverii bamboo plants   (Iron Bamboo Species)  domesticated in Terai and performing well in our bambusetum. We discussed the spacing, cultural practices and vegetative propagation techniques for development of these rare varieties.

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