Too much bamboo

xris_2008July 12, 2008

I have over an acre of bamboo -- thirty+ feet high, three inches in diameter and taking over. I have a gazeebo I can't even get to anymore.

How do I get rid of it?

Are there people who want bamboo?

Otherwise, I will just have to go in with a dozer and herbicide. But such a waste...

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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Herbicides don't work with bamboos, so don't poison your property...stick with the bulldozer.

And, yes, there are people who want bamboo, but you're probably not going to find enough of them to remove an acre's worth.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2008 at 10:51PM
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jeffreydv(z7 NJ)

Where are you located? You should be able to find some people willing to take some off of your hands but as Kudzu9 said an acre is a lot of bamboo.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 10:11AM
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lantanalover(8a)

Put an ad on your local Craigslist for Free Bamboo, there are lots of people who want it. You probably won't be able to give it all away, but at least it won't all be wasted =)

    Bookmark   July 17, 2008 at 4:25PM
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footprintkalo

what a gift , I'm here in Ashland looking to harvest 130-150 green bamboo culms for use as shade structures for the Mystic Garden Party healing arts music festival. MGP is July 24th -27th. I have a truck and trailer all ready . where r u ?
call me 415-336-3776

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 3:54PM
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orchidnuts(9a Florida)

I may want some too. Where do you live ???
Rich

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 4:39PM
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bedrockgardens

I would take some off your hands also. where are you. would prob have to ship in mail. do you know what variety it is? email me and we can figure it out. I can supply you with boxes for mailing. thanks J

    Bookmark   July 21, 2008 at 12:13AM
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organic_florida_girl

What types of bamboo do you have?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2008 at 1:01AM
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florencebigfish

We would love to take a bunch of it if you aren't too terribly far away. Where are you located?

    Bookmark   July 23, 2008 at 9:11AM
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steve_nj(7-a)

Cut every culm down to 3" and paint the stump with Roundup(or equivalent) concentrate, as per label directions. This will kill bamboo.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2008 at 10:53PM
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kudzu9(Zone 8a - PNW)

Steve-
With all due respect, have you ever tried using Roundup on bamboo? In my experience, it will not work. If it were that easy to eliminate established bamboo, people wouldn't get so frantic about it and its supposed invasiveness.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 1:45AM
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seattlegirl(6)

PLEASE-------------- if you have any left, I'd love a small piece. Where are you at?I am in Buffalo, Ny area. Thanks

    Bookmark   July 25, 2008 at 5:44AM
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hello_c_j_here(7 Cary, NC)

ROUNDUP!!! Ummm Can you Say "NOT" boys and girls!! ;-)

Sorry for the Sarcasm...

Read so many fruitless attempts to remove bamboo... no idea why they'd even think such a thing... :(

Forgive them for they know not what they do!!!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2008 at 9:58PM
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