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Interesting Facts about Bamboo and Bamboo Urns

Interesting Facts about Bamboo and Bamboo Urns

Bamboo is an extremely fast-growing plant and is considered one of the most renewable plants in the world! After bamboo is harvested, it starts its rapid growth right away and is ready for harvest again in as little as three years. This amazing trait makes it an incredible renewable resource and a wonderful material for a number of uses. With its beautiful appearance, resilience, and sustainability, bamboo has become a popular material for countless items, including eco-friendly cremation urns.

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4 Interesting Facts About Bamboo

While bamboo may hold the record for “fastest growing plant,” it also has several other incredible traits. Here are four interesting facts about bamboo:

Stronger Than Steel

Believe it or not, bamboo has a higher tensile strength than steel! Tensile strength refers to how difficult it is to pull a material apart. Bamboo can bend without breaking and is also a very lightweight material. Its impressive strength makes it ideal for several applications, such as construction and furniture making.

More Oxygen Than Trees

Bamboo can generate much more oxygen than hardwood trees (up to thirty-five percent more!)
It excels in carbon sequestration, absorbing more carbon dioxide than other trees. Bamboo’s rapid growth and long lifespan make it a superior carbon sink, storing carbon effectively. Planting bamboo helps reduce our carbon footprint and supports the fight against global warming.

Prevents Soil Erosion

Bamboo forms a dense underground network of roots, making for a very strong base. This base serves as a great preventer of soil erosion! Many people plant bamboo near or on the side of streams, rivers, or other areas of loose soil to help stabilize the ground and prevent erosion.

Renewable Resource

An excellent alternative for wood harvested from trees, bamboo grows much faster and is typically harvested as soon as 3-7 years after planting (then continues to grow back rapidly after harvest). Alternatively, wood such as oak can take decades of growth until it can be harvested. Using bamboo instead of various kinds of wood can help reduce deforestation and help the environment!

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    About Bamboo Urns

    With all of the benefits of bamboo and with the rise in the number of people choosing cremation, bamboo urns are becoming more and more popular in the U.S. and throughout the world. These attractive biodegradable bamboo urns can be used to scatter ashes, bury ashes, or as a decorative urn holding ashes indoors. Bamboo is also used as a protective casing around biodegradable urns and is an attractive piece frequently used in funerals for people who choose cremation.

    Types of Bamboo Urns

    Bamboo urns provide a beautiful way to honor your departed loved one. Here are two types of bamboo urns:

    Eco Burial Bamboo Urn

    This unique cylinder-shaped Eco Burial Urn gives your loved one a proper resting place. It can hold the entire amount of your loved one’s ashes and can either be buried at a special place or simply kept indoors as a beautiful decorative urn. Offered at $69, it’s an elegant and affordable option that’s growing in popularity!

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      Eco Scattering Bamboo Urns 

      The Living Urn’s proprietary patented line of Eco Scattering Urns is the leading way to scatter the ashes of a loved one at a favorite place. Functionality is one of the core features of the Eco Scattering Urns. Made of only bamboo and a birch wood locking pin, the shape and design of these unique urns make it possible to scatter ashes with control and grace. Once scattered, the Eco Scattering Urn may be buried or retained as an indoor memorial for your departed loved one.

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        Bamboo Casing for Urns

        Another popular use of bamboo is to use it as an attractive and durable casing or packaging to hold a biodegradable urn. The Living Urn® currently incorporates bamboo casing to protect and preserve several bio urns, such as The Living Urn® bio urn and planting system and the Eco Water Urn. Whether you plan on a scattering or burial ceremony or aren’t quite sure what to do with the ashes, the bamboo casing for each of these products will safely store the urn containing a loved one’s ashes for as long as necessary. The bamboo casing is also commonly used to safely and securely transport the urn with ashes to that special place for the memorial or as an attractive eco-friendly piece as part of a ceremony where family and friends gather to honor a loved one.

        The patented Living Urn® is America's first and leading bio urn & planting system designed to grow a beautiful, enduring memory tree, plant, or flowers with cremated remains. Expertly crafted with bamboo, our bio urns can help you create a loving memorial for your departed loved one. Visit our store today to learn more about our unique bio urns and keepsakes!

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