The Northern California Chapter
of the
American Bamboo Society

Bamboo information and events for the Northern California region.

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Bay Area Events:

- NEXT NCC EVENT: To Be Announced

- The public is invited to all NCC events.


National Events:
- ABS Annual Meeting: October 2022, hosted by the Florida Caribbean Chapter of the ABS.

- Arts & Crafts Competitions (with cash prizes): now every year!


International News:

- Every September 18th is World Bamboo Day!

- World Bamboo Congress: TBA.


Members: please see member page for more.




Bamboo importers bring both temperate and tropical bamboos into the USDA Quarantine Station in Beltsville, MD. The American Bamboo Society has in the past underwritten the cost of many of the plants, which are first available at ABS Auctions (check for current year's location)!



INVASIVENESS of BAMBOO -- Position statement fron the ABS in response to town ordinances in some cities, mostly in the Northeast, aimed at limiting or prohibiting the planting of bamboo!




Quick Links ---


- Who we are


- or the print & mail MEMBERSHIP FORM: [PDF]



- Glossary of Bamboo Terms


- Bamboos in the US and where to get them.


- Auction Results from Past Events


- Plants which are NOT bamboos!


- Web Links:

--- The American Bamboo Society (ABS) on the web
--- BambooWeb, the ABS interactive companion site

with pictures and FORUM







Locations from BERKELEY to SANTA CRUZ.



Click HERE.

Bamboo Pens crafted by NCCABS member

Black Dragon (aka Richard Kroll)!

Click HERE.














Bamboo for Reinforcing Concrete -- article dated 1966 from the US Navy Civil Engineers
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