We have just completed the first stage of work removing an area of dense bamboo on a residential yet rural site. The bamboo had spread steadily, and despite being cut back by some of the residents, it had re-grown and was spreading closer to the residents’ homes and covering a considerable area.
We used a tractor and bucket to cut back the bamboo, with hand tools on the more stubborn areas. The cut stems were heaped into piles, to be burnt.
The area is near a water course, so Environment Agency approval is required before new growth can be treated with herbicide.
Whilst bamboo is a popular garden plant, it is one of the fastest growing, and can be an invasive species, spreading quickly out of control.
News and Articles bamboo afterThe image on the right shows the area after the bamboo cutting works were completed.