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Question

Which of the following is considered poor man's timber?

A

Mango wood

B

Bamboo

C

Acacia wood

D

Ecalyptus wood

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Solution

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Correct option is
B

Bamboo

Bamboo is commonly called as the poor man's timber because it is used in all aspects of life. Bamboo is also an icon of versatility. It forms part of the paper we use every day and of the houses we build. By virtue of its unique properties like quick growth, tensile strength, availability and renewability, it has the epithet of 'poor man's timber'.

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