Bamboo Containment &
Is your bamboo choking out the plants you want there? Is it overtaking your entire yard,
encroaching on your walkways and taking over everything? Has it cracked your concrete and
crossed over to your neighbors’ property?
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BAMBOO IS A DIFFICULT WEED TO GET RID OF. THERE ARE NO MAGIC BULLETS.
WHILE BAMBOO CAN BE AN ATTRACTIVE GARDEN PLANT, IT RAPIDLY FORMS DENSE
CLUMPS THAT SHADE OUT AND EXCLUDE OTHER PLANTS. IT CAN EASILY INVADE
SCRUB, URBAN AREAS, FOREST MARGINS AND GARDENS.
Bamboo is a grass and globally there are over 1200 species of bamboo. Some species can attain maximum heights of 6 inches tall (pygmy bamboo). Others reach greater heights that rival some of the tallest trees. Bamboo grows in the hot humid tropics and bamboo species come in all colors; solid green, yellow green, black, blue green, even stripes.
Global distribution has this plant growing on every continent except Antarctica!
Some varieties are cold and winter hardy, surviving freezing temperatures.
Others solely exist in tropical, hot, and humid climates. Bamboo can grow as much as 3-5 feet in just one day!
Bamboo is used as a food source, clothing fabric, building material, irrigation piping, containers, transport of items and more. Most bamboo species reproduce asexually, by means of spreading rhizomes (roots) which are what are best known for making this plant so invasive their rhizomes spread rapidly outwards infecting/invading anything that might lie within its path of growth or plain sight the rhizomes have tremendous destructive piercing/puncturing capability, rhizomes are known to penetrate growing thru 4 inch solid concrete, asphalt, even grow thru 6 inch thick railroad ties yearly economic loss and destruction caused by this plant runs into the millions of dollars annually this plant chokes out all other forms of vegetation overtaking an area results in loss of economic productiveness or loss of ecological biodiversity, is reason why running bamboo, yellow grove bamboo, invasive bamboo physically must be removed from properties (not contained) and disposed of properly
The plant has three parts, the bayonet, the cane or culm, and the rhizome (root) the often sharp bayonets as the name implies, can cause human bodily harm easily pierces human flesh is cause for concern the rhizomes spreading outwardly infecting just about everything physically located or growing nearby, this plant knows no boundaries infects adjacent neighboring properties which borne of necessity has pitted once friendly neighbors against their neighbors has required municipalities passing local ordinances entirely banning ownership of this invasive plant that now requires complete physical removal.
2 Types of Bamboo
Running vs Clumping
Running bamboo on other hand is what name implies – this plant’s rhizomes (roots) do not grow slowly over time, nor do these rhizomes stay put or remain contained within a specific or tight area, but rather and instead rapidly travel outwards 20 ft or more per growing season. Some measured bamboo rhizomes have been known to grow 300 feet long horizontally (1 root), makes this plant invasive, hence physically it must be removed.
Clumping bamboo basically stays put grows where it was last planted the roots to this plant spread very slowly outward repeatedly over time, vertically it send up canes/shoots that remained growing within a tightly confined area or space – hence the name “clumping bamboo”
Use of Toxic Herbicides to Kill Bamboo is Ill Advised
Same holds true for attempts at suffocation or starvation of this plant. While several so called ‘gardening authorities’ advocate use of toxic chemical herbicides to control this invasive plant, be forewarned it is an utter waste of your time. And only results in environmental contamination.
Use of toxic chemical herbicides to kill larger bodies of bamboo DOES NOT WORK.
Suffocation DOES NOT WORK.
Starvation DOES NOT WORK.
Cutting canes down in hopes of starving these plants from receiving sunlight into annihilation does not entirely work either
Cutting or kicking canes down actually stimulates this bamboo to spread itself more (not less) and instead grow horizontally.
Cutting canes down CAUSES this plant to SPREAD FASTER AND RESULTS IN STILL GREATER ABUNDANCE.
WE ARE THE NORTHEAST’S PREMIERE BAMBOO REMOVAL COMPANY AND BAMBOO REMOVAL SERVICE. WE COMPLETELY REMOVE AND CONTAIN YOUR BAMBOO, 100% ORGANICALLY, TO ENSURE THAT IT WILL NOT GROW BACK AND CAUSE YOU MORE PROBLEMS. If you live in NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PENNSYLVANIA, CONNECTICUT, OR LONG ISLAND, and have bamboo on your property, you can’t afford NOT to call us!