wild bamboo

renee1958June 23, 2008

Im building a house on a cleared lot. The problem is that bamboo shoots have reappeared up through the cleared dirt. How do I get rid of it? Renee

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bob64(6)

Do you mean Japanese Knotweed? If so, it's very tough. There are discussions about it on various forums on Garden Web.

Here is a link that might be useful: Japanese Knot Weed

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 9:55PM
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renee1958

Nope, Thats not it. This has narrow pointed leaves. When I was a child we used to cut it to make a fishing pole.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 6:30AM
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joepyeweed(5b IL)

There is a long running old thread about bamboo on the Virginia gardening forum, its kind of amusing if you enjoy other people's pain.

Here is a link that might be useful: old thread about bamboo

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 11:07AM
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renee1958

Thats pretty discouraging. At least the lot is other wise cleared except for a large white oak tree and some Lob Lolly Bays. Maybe we can try to control it before planting anything else.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2008 at 7:54PM
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bob64(6)

I haven't tussled with it yet but I understand it's a tough one.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bamboo Eradication

    Bookmark   June 26, 2008 at 3:57PM
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