Bamboo is a remarkable plant, but like so many subjects, the more you learn, the more you realize there is yet to learn! If bamboo is what you are looking for, Jesus Mora is the man to see. He is well known among bamboo aficionados for his expertise arising from 30 years of hands-on experience!!
Jesus discovered his affinity for bamboo when he was hired by Gerald Bol in 1986. Gerald himself was a significant figure amongst his bamboo peers and had the species Borinda boliana named for him. Jesus worked for ten years under Gerald’s tutelage. Together they discovered the nuances of each species and became masters of growth habits and propagation requirements. Jesus has a natural talent for observing the subtle differences amongst species. He is particularly known for his ability to identify bamboo species from the hundreds of options.
Following Gerald’s untimely death in 1996, Jesus took over as Nursery Manager, and has continued Gerald’s legacy of propagation and preservation, including travel abroad for collection purposes. Jesus is also a board member of the American Bamboo Society, and a consultant for the bamboo section of the Sunset Western Garden Book where his experience has proven him to be an invaluable resource.