In general, bamboo is one of the most climate-friendly plants on earth. It develops faster than conifers and shrubs and can absorb up to 500 tons of CO2 per hectare from the air over a period of 10 years. Its pronounced root growth and rapid growth enable bamboo to store more carbon dioxide in the long term than many other plants. This is reason enough for us to launch a new concept this year: 'Wisebear' - the climate-friendly bamboo, which also looks great.
Compared to other bamboo varieties, the 'Wisebear' is able to use its withered leaves as its own source of nutrients. It cleans itself of old foliage and thus forms its own cycle. The nutrients obtained serve the remaining and new leaves as a food source for extremely healthy growth. It is very hardy and, with its 3-4 meter growth height, is suitable both for planting hedges and as a solitary plant in the garden or in a bucket on the balcony and terrace.
Also visually the 'Wisebear' clearly stands out from other common varieties. Its very dark leaves contribute to a high oxygen production even in the dark season.
Its dark culms, which stand close together without long root runners and are a real eye-catcher, are particularly striking. Its strong root development in the center of the plants leads to many new shoots and dense growth. This has a particularly positive effect when planting out in the garden, the 'Wisebear' grows quickly and quickly develops into an impressive plant. It grows best in moist, nutrient-rich soil in sun or partial shade.
The new bamboo is available in a light blue 5-litre pot and comes with a hang tag showing the climate-friendly technical information. It will be available from late summer and integrates wonderfully into the overall topic of climate protection and sustainability. Every customer can easily reduce their own carbon footprint with the 'Wisebear'.
As a producer of over 200,000 bamboo in different varieties, leaf health is always a big issue for our nursery. Resources can be conserved with 'Wisebear', but the entire aspect of sustainability has long played an important role for us. The already 30% share of peat substitutes is to be increased to 50% this year through the use of local wood fibers.
To do this we use depot fertilizer, which flushes out 10 times slower than liquid fertilizer, so it remains longer in the soil and the amount required is significantly reduced.
Water as a resource in particular is used very sensitively. All container areas are connected to a closed circuit. Rainwater and irrigation water that is not absorbed flows back into the ponds and can be effectively reused. Computer-assisted interval irrigation has resulted in savings of over 20%.
Another important aspect in the tree nursery is the use of pesticides. Thanks to meticulously clean cultivation areas and dusting the pots with wood chips, use has been reduced by a strong 60% in the last 10 years.