Yesterday, the head of my daughters school asked me what to do about the neighbors bamboo that was planted and has since creeped into the schools playground. I know a little about bamboo but have no idea what would be the best way to control the shoots that have begun growing. Since the playground is all mulch and nice dirt beneath, it's a treasure chest for the stuff and could run pretty rampant. Since it's pretty early though, something has to be done soon before it takes over. My worries are obvious using any highstrength herbicide around toddlers-4 year olds is not smart. Any suggestions. BTW two 6' fences about 3' apart divide the line where the bamboo has grown into. It started on the outside of the second fence and has started to fill the inbetween area and shoots have grown 10' out into the playground.