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JTGP 11-22-2011 07:06 PM

Re-planting Bamboo
I have found Bamboo for free. I am not sure the type. Roughly 30' tall. Has anyone re-planted Bamboo?

Looking to improve my tropical / privacy back yard.

joecaption 11-22-2011 07:43 PM

Are you really sure you want to do that, Bamboo is a very invasive grass and would soon take over that whole area and it's really hard to kill it to stop spreading. Some types and grow so fast you can see it grow almost.

woodchuck 11-23-2011 07:35 PM

Take a green stalk and bury it horizontally a two or three inches deep. Each joint will sprout.

mudmixer 11-24-2011 01:12 PM

Be very careful with bamboo since the wrong varieties (usually given to enemies) can take over everything.

It can be guaranteed to make your back yard private and tropical.


SnellExperts 11-27-2011 10:29 AM

I heard, note heard being the keyword, that lining the perimeter with rocks buried down like 10 feet or so will keep the stuff from spreading...but leave the rocks off of your neighbors side if you want it to invade their yard lol :)

Curmudgeon10 11-27-2011 01:21 PM

Free? If you had bamboo, you'd likely pay someone to take it off your hands.

bookerc 11-29-2011 09:45 AM

Bamboo can takeover your yard. So, take care. How are you planning to maintain it? The wood is used in making furniture, hand crafted items and lots more. But, you should find some one who will take it off your hands. Else, you will have a major disposal problem because some of the varieties are so fast growing.

JTGP 12-03-2011 07:33 PM

I have read that Bamboo can take over your property over night. Pictures to come soon

SnellExperts 12-03-2011 09:58 PM


Originally Posted by JTGP (Post 64637)
I have read that Bamboo can take over your property over night. Pictures to come soon

Yeah, the stuff is almost as bad as kudzu! At least bamboo is somewhat attractive and can be used for building a lot of different items lol.

JTGP 12-04-2011 04:44 PM

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Picture 166 is the area where I am planing to put steps down to the dock. 167 is the dock the steps will be connecting too. 170 & 171 is the area where the steps will be located and fire pit. 168 is the area of tress that I would like to move and plant bamboo. Privacy from our neighbor. Also down on each side of the step area I would like to put bamboo. BUT!! LOL

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