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Barren Fig Tree Bible Prophecy Kills

Why did Jesus kill the barren fig tree in the Bible Prophecy? Luke 13:6-9. Fig trees must bear fruit consistently, not seasonally. Jerusalem and the Jewish culture must bear (figs) fruit or face destruction, according to bible prophecy. Jesus prophesied, Matthew 23:31, "Oh Jerusalem , Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets" .....Matthew 24:1, "not one stone shall be left here upon another." Biblical prophecy was fulfilled in 70 A.D., when Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel.

Clumping Cold Hardy Bamboo Plants in America

Clumping bamboo is composed of over 500 species, and is less adaptable than the running bamboo species. The vast majority of clumping bamboo species grow in the tropical, and sub-tropical regions around the world, however, several species will grow in the southern United States, zones 7 – 10. Clumping bamboo, as the name suggests, grows into large grass-like clumps with the stalks growing tightly together, and expanding 360 degrees outwards, to reach a diameter of 10 – 15 feet. Generally, clumping bamboo is thought to have smaller diameter poles than running bamboo, because the varieties growing in the U.S. have grown to diameters of no more than 2 ½ inches. This observation, however, is a misconception, because some of the largest bamboo in the world is found in the clumping bamboo cultivars, but those species are only found in the tropics or sub-tropical regions. Of the 500 plus species of clumping bamboo, the genus, Bambusa, is the most wildly grown in the lower United States. Clumping bamboo is also grown for many of the same products as running bamboo, and accounts for the majority of paper pulp production, actually taking place today mainly in India. The primary species are Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr', Bambusa multiplex 'Golden Goddess', and Bambusa multiplex 'Weeping Willow' bamboo.

All of the previously mentioned running and clumping bamboo are of Asian origins, however, there are two native American bamboo varieties as well. Arundinaria gigantea, also known as “canebreaks” or “switchcane” that once covered vast areas from Virginia down to Florida, and West to Texas. This American native bamboo was once so densely populated, that it provided an effective refuge and exit for runaway slaves from the South headed North to join the Union Army. Arundinaria gigantea was an excellent forage crop for early settlers. It's demise came from uncontrolled grazing; removal processes that accompany logging, the growing lumber industry, and wild fires.