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Bamboo

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by grassmannj, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. grassmannj

    grassmannj LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Im looking for Bamboo to plant on my property, South Jersey.
    I will dig it up and pick it up.
    Thanks
     
  2. Jay Ray

    Jay Ray LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,510

    Didn't know it would grow up at that latitude. Quite a bit of it here, especially in the city of Ocean Springs. I will not plant it, cut it, or dig it out. I just avoid it totally. Spraying has no effect on it. Occasionally people want it planted and I tell them they will be sorry. Nobody wants to spend the money for a deep border all-around to keep it contained. It usually is not long before it is growing in the neighbor's yard. World's worst weed.
     
  3. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    will ya drive to va to get it ? we just dug up about apickup full of roots that I'll be happy to give ya !!!
     
  4. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Before you plant bamboo you better do your research. some varieties will take over your yard others are not as bad.
     
  5. yardmanlee

    yardmanlee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 898

    soooo True just ask the man we just finished removing a lot of from his yard !!!! he thought it would be a nice privacy screen (20 yrs. ago) till it took over and he couldnt keep up w/ it.
     
  6. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    You know, with certain types of bamboo quickly becomming more popular for furniture and flooring in an intrest to stop cutting down so many forests, it's not always going to be a bad plant. People like things that look like they're made from wood, it's strong and sturdy and while it grows, removes carbon.
     

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