About Us

Almaville Bamboo Co.

A Message from Our Founder

our story

As the founder of Almaville Bamboo, I’m often asked about how this all began. It’s a story I love to share, rooted in the transformation of my family’s dairy farm into a nursery dedicated to the beauty and versatility of bamboo. In 1998, driven by a vision and my diverse background in business, I embarked on this journey.

Over the past 25 years, my team and I have nurtured Almaville Bamboo from its humble beginnings into a thriving specialty nursery. Each bamboo plant we cultivate carries a piece of our passion and dedication to sustainability, service, and innovation. My personal commitment has always been to solve our clients’ challenges, offering not just plants, but solutions and experiences that enrich their spaces and lives.

Our nursery is not just a place of business; it’s a testament to the power of hands-on experience and the importance of personal engagement. From the first bamboo shoot we planted to the comprehensive services we offer today, every step of our journey reflects our dedication to quality and our clients.

As we look to the future, I am proud to lead a passionate team who share my commitment to excellence and our vision for growth. Together, we continue to explore new ways to bring the unique beauty of bamboo into more homes, businesses, and gardens.

Thank you for being a part of our story. We look forward to many more years of growing together.

Chris Buker
Chris Buker Sig
The People Behind the Passion

Meet Our Team

Chris Buker
Founder

Chris Buker is the founder of Almaville Bamboo and continues to work on site 6 days a week. 1n 1998 he began to change the family dairy farm into this specialty nursery. With a background in various business ventures including financial planning, the bamboo knowledge he shares with customers today is mostly developed from 25 years of practical hands-on experience. He states that his chief pleasure is helping all types of clients figure out how to solve their problems. While he agrees that the internet is a valuable information resource, he would tell you that there is no substitute for going one to one with experience and he delights in sharing.

Eric Marshall
Manager

Eric is the Farm manager for Almaville Bamboo. He works with residential customers from the initial telephone conversation to the first time farm visit all the way through to arranging will call pickups and deliveries. He does the site visits where appropriate and works up renderings with plant estimates. With a decade of experience in the landscaping business, Eric brings a depth of insight into helping customers solve their landscape problems. Integrating bamboo into the overall Site plan is critical for our customers and Eric is well equipped to work this through in the design process. He also coordinates recommendations for size and species with commercial contractors and coordinates deliveries.
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Vehicle Loading & Towing Recommendations

To give you an idea of what you can carry, we typically load 25 Adult Screening Plants in a long bed pickup truck or 20 in a 6-1/2′ bed. You can get 80-85 plants on a double axle 16 foot trailer.

You will need a tailgate or ramps or need to build some elevation on the back of your trailer.

If you don’t have a tarp, we can cover the plants for you- we have successfully had plants make it to Colorado, Maryland, Michigan and Florida covered with carpet backing or “Leno.”

If you expect your order to be greater than 20 plants, please call ahead so we can be sure of availability of your particular species. We prefer to stabilize the newly dug plants for 2 weeks.