Discovered a Bamboo Forest

In Prattville, Alabama, just northwest of the state capitol, is a pretty little park filled towering green and yellow bamboo.

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Flicking the bamboo to hear the hollow sound. 

Flicking the bamboo to hear the hollow sound. 

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The forest was planted in the early 1900s and was used to train troops in a Vietnamese-like environment during the war. I also learned that bamboo has been recorded growing as rapidly as 4 feet in 24 hours!