I am a big fan of big bamboo, timber bamboo. When Maria and I finally have a house with a yard, we will have lotsa bamboo. I was seeing scatterings of it in the hills of Minas, and getting all excited. Tulio said I should wait till I got to the farm - there was plenty of bamboo there. He wasn't kidding. Here is an example. This is a sort of timber bamboo hedge his father planted. The scale is hard to comprehend - those are about 70 feet tall!