FS Europe: Bamboo Cane Specialists
Bamboo Cane Specialists
As an orchardist or gardener do you use Tonkin canes to provide support for your apple, pear or cherry trees?
Welcome to a European wholesaler with a wide variety of bamboo canes: FS Europe based in The Netherlands (Kesteren, Betuwe). We supply directly to you, the grower, from our inventory.
Due to direct import from China we have affordable Tonkin canes, with possible lengths from 2 to 16 feet.
Reasons to use Tonkin canes from FS Europe
- High resistance to bending dueto bamboo with long fibres
- Competitively priced imports and instant delivery to the grower or nursery
- 100% natural product. No disposal costs post-harvest
- Prompt supply from own inventory in Kesteren
- Tsinglee bamboo: short links (internodes), extremely strong canes
- Worldwide delivery
Bamboo: Super sustainable!
Are you trying to decide between metal stakes or bamboo canes?
Bamboo canes are not only cheaper, they are also a 100% natural product and thus cause no damage to the environment.
Our Tonkin canes come from sustainably managed areas of China, where employees from FS Europe check quality control.
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Bamboo: Grass species with unique characteristics
Bamboo is the name given to a variety of plants belonging to grasses (Gramineae or Paceae). The name bamboo comes from Malay and is known in almost all languages (bambu, bamboe, bamboo). The unique characteristic of this grass species is that the stem consists of fibre-bundles and is hollow from the inside. They are “interrupted” at regular intervals by “knots” (rings, internodes) where leaves attach.
The bamboo stem can range from a few centimetres up to thirty metres tall, with a diameter of a few millimetres to 25 centimetres. Bamboo often grows quickly, and there are even varieties that grow up to 1 metre per day! A Tonkin stake is a bamboo stake that is used to support the growth of plants and trees. The word Tonkin takes its name from a region in Vietnam where the plant comes from. Nowadays the greatest production of bamboo canes take place in China. This is where FS Europe also has staff based. Bamboo is an excellent sustainable product that virtually has no negative effects on the environment. After the harvest the bamboo forest recovers immediately, just like the grass on your lawn after it has been mowed. Replanting is not necessary, it grows and proliferates via its root system. These roots ensure that the soil structure remains intact and that erosion is mitigated.
The textile industry is increasingly using bamboo fibres for the production of clothing. Clothing made from bamboo is silky soft and does not require ironing or antiperspirant.
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