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Bamboo is actually a grass and the hollow reeds of some species can grow to 100 feet. The bamboo in our watches is created by gluing sanded strips of bamboo together then machining the new bamboo "boards" into links and watch cases. Care must be taken when sanding, but bamboo is overall an easy product to work with.
Being a monocot in the grass family, bamboo does not have any sapwood/heartwood or growth rings. Texture is very uniform, and ranges from medium to fine depending on density.
This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.