One of Nature’s Best Friends

We are part of an ecosystem whose balance is threatened in part because of the increase in the rate of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, such as CO₂, which therefore has a part of responsibility in climate change.

One could be led to believe that the disappearance of this gas would be the solution. Only it is an indispensable source of life. Its two components, carbon and oxygen, are essential to most species of the plant and animal kingdom.

A scientific consensus insists that one of the solutions would be to "suck" CO₂ into the soil and the oceans while promoting methods and techniques that reduce these emissions.

Photosynthesis of plants is the "natural vacuum cleaner" which allows the bio-sequestration of carbon in soils through plants. It is therefore a question of increasing the share of photosynthetic activity on the earth's surface in the global fight against climate change.

There are plants that are more effective than others. This is the case with the Fargesia.

Thanks to these physiological criteria, this species of bamboo allows very high transmission and storage of CO₂ in the soil.

Indeed, the plant has green, dense and persistent foliage. Photosynthesis is therefore effective all year round. Well adapted, the slow and constant growth of Fargesia allows the regular transmission of CO₂ (and mineral elements) to the soil.

Fargesia are clumping bamboos. Their root system is made up of thousands of small roots which ensures the slow and non-invasive progression of the rhizomes. The root biomass can reach 200 kg / m3 depending on the age of the plant.

In addition, the roots are located exclusively at a maximum depth of 60 cm. The largest population of insects and microorganisms that use and store CO₂ is found in this part of soil. Their activity increases biodiversity and regulates soil moisture.

Finally, apart from their efficiency in storing atmospheric CO₂ in the soil, Fargesia are very suitable for gardens, small and medium-sized, as well as for planting in containers on terraces and balconies.

We consider the Fargesia to be “one of nature's best friends”. Anyone with a few square meters of free space, can participate in the reduction of the atmospheric CO₂ rate and to soil regeneration by planting Fargesia.


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