Tre Gai, or Bambusa blumeana, is one of the world’s strongest bamboos with exceptionally thick cell walls. It has a scarred surface and rustic appearance and is perfect for exterior projects. Due to the thick cell walls and twisted grain (vs. a hollow cane bamboo like Moso which has straight grain), Tre Gai timbers can be used for load-bearing and structural applications and are crack and split resistant. Tre Gai timbers are great for building fences, pergolas, decks and porches, bed canopies and all sorts of other projects!
3-4" Diameter Tre Gai Timber
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.