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Old 06-30-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Looking for someone who does bamboo removal. Does anyone purchase the bamboo to be used for finished products? My father mistakenly planted bamboo in his yard uncontained years ago. He is now 81 and unable to get rid of it himself. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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I have been told that the best way to get rid of bamboo is to



MOVE.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Step 1: Fly to Australia
Step 2: Procure several koalas
Step 3: Let said koalas loose on your property
Step 4: ???
Step 5: Profit!

--Dim
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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This might help if you can find someone to assist him in doing it...

ABS - Controlling Bamboo

But this makes it out to be a very labor-intensive endeavor!

Cheers! M2
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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Extremely labor-intensive effort! If you can, hire a landscape company or recruit helpers. DON'T try this as a one-person weekend kind of thing. The bamboo could easily use you up and spit you out! This should be a serious warning to anyone considering planting bamboo. Getting rid of this invasive stuff is usually a long or expensive battle and most people just give up eventually!
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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20 years ago, my property was covered in the backyard with bamboo. It took over one year to cut it down, cut the new growth off and keep cutting. Eventually, about 18 months into it, I was able to grow grass. The bamboo still comes up in various places. I just keep cutting it. Mowing the grass usually gets it. Occasionally after a good rain, I will get shoots up and in a day or two it can be 2 or 3 feet tall. Just cut it down.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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20 years and it still comes up sometimes. Yeah...that's about what I thought! Depressing!
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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If you cut it back, you can use Round Up to eradicate it. It takes several applications at the correct times, but I have an uncle who used it with good results. Call the Round Up folks for the specific instructions.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:24 PM
 
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Well Dang.... I had actually been thinking of planting some bamboo in my backyard. I liked the idea of it growing tall fast so as to hide my neighbors view of our bathroom window. Is there a "safe" way to grow bamboo? I had planed to build a raised bed to plant the bamboo in.. would that help at all?
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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Bamboo will get past anything. It will go up or down, whatever it takes to get past the barrier.
A raised bed will let it go down and past the bottom of the bed. It send out runners underground and they are relentless.
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