American Bamboo Society/ Florida Caribbean Chapter
Welcome to Http://wwwTropical Bamboo.org .
News: The membership and dues have
been changed. We
will be contacting members in the near future to verify and update contact information
for upcoming meetings and publications. This site will be given a slight overhaul
with the addition of newer mediums like face book and Twitter.
Florida Caribbean Chapter of the American Bamboo Society is a non-profit organization
dedicated to gaining knowledge and educating the public on bamboos, with
emphasis on research and preservation and propagation of endangered species and
the uses of bamboo for construction, artistic and utilitarian applications.
This website is being maintained to emphasize tropical, clumping bamboo species that thrive in Florida (zones 9-11)
and the uses of bamboo. Our Species Table is derived from the ABS source list but lists no temperate, running bamboo. For a full species listing and for more information on the American Bamboo Society and other chapters, please visit the main ABS website.
If you would like to becom a memeber click here
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American Bamboo Society: Florida-Caribbean
If you have any comments, questions, or information, please EMAIL
me. I am very interested in connecting with members new and old
and I look forward to any ideas that help create a new direction for the
FCC/ABS. My Name is Will Pierson and I have been an avid collector and
aficionado of bamboo for many years. My specialty is construction and the uses
of bamboo especially Guadua Angustifolia, however I plan on working to improve
and update this site on the subject of tropical bamboo species and adding
information about bamboo as a construction material. Great
thanks to Robert Saporito for the tremendous work he put into this
resource and we will welcome his guidance in the future. Please see our Bamboo Q & A page for questions about bamboo in specific areas of Florida.
William H.Pierson, President FCC/ABS 305 342 9426
October 10 through 13, 2013:
The 2013 American Bamboo Society Annual
will be held at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida.
A group rate of $115 per night has been established with the Marriott, West Palm Beach
We have been guranteed 35 rooms for the group rate. Depending on availability at the time of the event, more rooms may be allocated. The regular room rate is more than double our group rate - please reserve a room as soon as possible.
For now, reservations can be made by telephone. The direct phone number for the Marriott, West Palm Beach is (561) 833-1234. The toll-free Marriott number is (800)376-2292. You will need to refer to the "American Bamboo Room Block" to get our group rate.
A web-link for online reservations should be available soon. We will also provide a link to a regisrtation page for the ABS Conference as soon as the agenda is finalized (no later than March 1st, 2013).
As soon as more details are available, the information here will also be updated.