From moso timber bamboo comes moso bamboo - a phenomenon international construction. Strong enough to be considered commercial grade, this varitial is used extensively in construction all over the world. An absolute giant in all respects, this bamboo has the tensile strength of steel. The surface has a slight sandy beige patina because of a unique cleaning method requiring extensive polishing with river sand. The pole packs are always shipped dry and fumigated ensuring they arrive in the best possible condition. These black bamboo poles are extremely strong and useful for a variety of purposes.