Tonkin or Pseudosasa Amabilis is a variety of Chinese hollow cane bamboo also known as “Fishing Pole Bamboo.” Tonkin poles are extremely straight with non-prominent nodes. They have a medium thick cell wall that gives the cured pole flexibility. Tonkin culms do not taper very much while growing allowing for a consistent pole diameter throughout. Tonkin is great for decorative uses, plant staking, arrow making, comical snorkeling adventures, and model making!
1" Diameter Tonkin Pole
Bamboo is a natural material with natural variations. Every pole is unique and will vary in color, diameter, and straightness. We do our best to offer the highest quality bamboo available; variations are a natural occurrence and not a product defect. We measure pole diameter from the base end, all poles will taper somewhat towards the top end and the amount varies from pole to pole. All measurements are approximate, industry standard averages.
All bamboo poles are subject to splitting and cracking. We do our best to ship bamboo poles that are not cracked, however bamboo can develop cracks during shipping or storage due to changes on weather and climate. We recommend that poles used for exterior projects be coated with a wood sealing product to reduce cracking and maintain appearance.