Darwin B. Nelson, Ph. D. Consulting Environmental Psychologist
Bamboo Consultant: Savannah Project: 1000 acre planting of bamboo and trees to create a
drive through exotic game ranch and zoo. Austin, Texas
Principal: BambooTexas. com: Own and operate a six acre bamboo farm and internet
nursery, Houston, Texas. Supply rare ornamental bamboos for landscapers, home owners,
public gardens and arboretums.
Operate and maintain an experimental Tropical Bamboo Garden at Bayside, Texas that was
initially planted in 2001 to test tissue culture and selected bamboos appropriate for biomass and phytoremediation projects in South Texas.
Supply selected bamboos for environmental engineering Mirm involved in the revegetation
and phytoremediation of industrial waste sites.
Author: Bamboos: Protection and Beauty for the Texas Gulf Coast. Chapter for area
gardening reference book published by the Corpus Christi Garden Council. Texas
Bamboos with John Nelson (Available September 2012)
Began collecting and studying bamboo in 1975 and established the Mirst Bamboo Farm in
Texas (Nueces River Groves). Original member of the Texas Bamboo Society (1991).
Established (with John and Wendy Nelson) the Mirst internet bamboo nursery in Texas
(BambooTexas.Com) to provide rare bamboos to landscapers and homeowners.
Collaborated with Dr. Ding Xingcui of the China National Bamboo Research Center to
complete site evaluation for 10,000‐acre plantings in South Texas (2002). Designed and
implemented Mirst beautiMication, revegetation, and phytoremediation projects at industrial
work sites in Texas (TOR Minerals, ALCOA, and Sherwin Alumina) Curator of Bamboos,
Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures. Developed and maintain an extensive private
collection of bamboo species appropriate for planting inTexas. Established signiMicant
bamboo plantings in Texas (50 acres) that can be used as propagation stock for large‐scale