The invasive properties of Bamboo are often overlooked when it is selected for quick and attractive garden coverage. Amongst the thousands of species are some of world’s fastest growing plants, many with the ability to cause damage to patios, driveways and other plants (by restricting light and root coverage).
Frequently it is bamboo’s quick spreading characteristics that are the cause for concern, and in the UK, it is now starting to be recognised for the invasive qualities it possesses. As a result, bamboo is sometimes the cause of neighbour disputes and can impact the sale of a property.
How to remove Bamboo
The treatment method for bamboo depends on the variety of species, which can be broadly split into clumping and running varieties, and the requirements of the customer. Whilst it’s possible to exhaust the energy of bamboo over time that is not a timely solution and it isn’t practical for well establish Bamboo that covers a large area.
JKS offers excavation solutions as part of a Bamboo Management Plan that comes with an optional 5-year guarantee.
Where clumping bamboo is present it will be necessary to remove the entire root ball, which depending on how established the plant is could be quite a sizeable mass. In some instances, clients may wish to retain the bamboo and place it in pots so that it can be retained in the garden in a controlled manor.
Running varieties of bamboo typically prove the most problematic, as they have the tendency to cross property boundaries. Bamboo is actually a grass that follows the typical plant species characteristics by sending out horizontal roots (or rhizomes). Running bamboo does this at a rapid rate and can deploy runners several metres from the parent plant. JKS will trace these at the time of excavation to minimise the amount of excavation required and reduce client costs.
In instances where it is not possible to remove an entire infestation that covers two or more properties, JKS will use high-quality copper-lined vertical membrane to prevent the plant from spreading back after the bamboo at the subject property has been excavated.
The security of our 5-year Bamboo Management Plan Guarantee
As trusted member of The Property Care Association, and an acknowledged expert in dealing with arguably the most renowned invasive plant (Japanese Knotweed), we have the experience to deliver the results our customers demand. Should bamboo reappear in the treatment area during your guarantee period, we will return to treat/remove it as part of your plan (at no additional cost).