Bamboo is an evergreen multipurpose plant that is widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. In Uganda, the most common bamboo species are Yushania alpine and Oxytenanthera abysicinicca commonly known as mountain bamboo and low land bamboo respectively. Most of the bamboo is found in the south-western, eastern and northern parts of the country mainly in protected areas of Echuya central forest reserve; Mgahinga, Bwindi, Mt. Rwenzori and Mt. Elgon national parks; and in the forest /games reserves of Ongom, Omier, Mt. Kei, Matidi, Lokung, Era, West Uru, Ayipe, Atiya, Aram, Agoro-Agu, Abiba,Otzi, Ozubu, Pao-Enyeme.