To provide a source of information on the identification, propagation, utilization, culture and appreciation of bamboos. To disseminate and store this information, the Society maintains a list of references and publishes a Magazine and an online Journal.
To promote the utilization of a group of desirable species by development of stocks of plants for distribution to botanical gardens and introduction to the general public.
To preserve and increase the number of bamboo species in the United States.
To plant and maintain bamboo gardens to display the characteristic beauty of mature plants and to provide plant material for research in the taxonomy, propagation and culture of as large a number of species as possible.
To support bamboo research in the field and to establish whatever facilities are deemed necessary to carry out the research projects approved by the Directors.
Bamboo is a plant unlike any other. It brings us beauty, food, shelter, fuel, environment, art, inspiration, music, friendship and more. We need every one of you. and your support, you really do matter to us.
The ABS has members throughout the world! Membership in the American Bamboo Society and one ABS chapter is for the calendar year and includes a subscription to the bimonthly Magazine and annual Journal.