One of our dealers had a client who wanted the most lifelike bamboo they could find. We were contracted to build two 8' "very realistic" bamboo trees. They sent a photo of their existing bamboo and asked if we could improve upon it. We used some natural, freshly harvested bamboo for the assembly. The bamboo still had most of the natural stems still attached to it. Artificial bamboo leaves were added in the form of full branches, partial branches and even individual leaves to the original bamboo stems. The result was the most realistic bamboo that we have ever created. It was so successful we received another contract to build 23 similar bamboo plants for another company!
Closeup showing some of the small natural stems and individual leaves on the natural canes.