For a little boost in your step, we have bamboo walking canes to help you get through the day. Meant for lightweight purposes, our bamboo walking canes will help you to keep your balance as you go through your daily tasks. We have a variety of sizes and styles of bamboo walking canes, so there is something for everyone! Enjoy the earthy look and high quality of these items. The are durable and yet lightweight. Every cane collector has one in their collection. We also offer Hiking Sticks, Hiking Staffs and Carbon Fiber Canes if you feel that bamboo is not what you are looking for.
Bamboo as a valuable resource is mostly neglected in North America while in Asia, Southeast Asia in particular, it provides the many essential elements for a village household. A farmer may live in a bamboo structure and eat food prepared in bamboo containers. Their beds and the mats they sleep on are most likely bamboo. Their animals may be contained by bamboo fences and cages. The fish are harvested by using bamboo traps. The processing, storage and transportation of grain make use of bamboo baskets of various size and shapes. Bamboo shoot serves as a vegetable that may be enjoyed fresh, dried, pickled or fermented. It is very probable that the bamboo plant enjoys more uses than any other plant known.
The stature and wood-like properties of the canes might lead one to believe that bamboo grows like a woody shrub or tree, however, bamboos are members of the grass family so their vascular system and growth process is vastly different. Woody plants increase in height/length by cell division at the tips of branches and roots, and in girth by cell formation in the cambium, the layer of life between the wood and the bark. As trees grow, their branches and roots get longer, and their trunks and stems get fatter. Bamboo shoots, on the other hand, emerge at their full diameter and grow to their full height in a matter of weeks to months depending on the species and the environment; neither the girth nor the height of the culm will increase after the shooting process is complete. As the new shoots elongate, the protective leaf sheaths drop as branches then leaves emerge. In some bamboos the leaf sheath may persist, and in others, branching out occurs the following year. Most bamboos have short lived foliage leaves which are cyclically shed as new leaves unfurl so that the foliage remains evergreen. The culms and rhizomes are relatively short-lived as well. In a mature grove, the culms of many bamboo species will start to decline in vigor after 3-5 years, with a life span up to several years longer. Rhizomes seem to lose their vigor after only a few years. Rhizomes and fibrous roots also add organic matter to the soil as they die and slowly decompose.
Bamboo is a tradition for most people in Asia. Handcrafted items made from bamboo have been in use since antiquity.
Since bamboo is such a sturdy, durable and beautiful plant bamboo makes a most excellent walking cane. Bamboo canes are great because they have style and class and always look great. Check out our selection for more on Bamboo Canes.