Bamboo Removal East Devon, West Dorset, Exeter

Bamboo Removal East Devon, West Dorset, Exeter Areas

Bamboo is an invasive species and can cause serious problems, it has the ability to spread quickly and to penetrate weaknesses in homes and gardens. With it’s power easily spreading  through cracks in paths, walls, foundations and drives.
It is not uncommon to find growth coming up inside of houses !
Bamboo spreads underground, travelling out of sight into new areas to colonise.
With its ability to travel under fences and hedges into neighbouring homes and gardens you could soon be faced with potentially costly consequences to deal with the colonisation in their property.

We can manage your bamboo and start the process of its eradication. Call 07485 411618

Call Devon Arborists today, our friendly and professional team will be able to help, offer advice and remove your bamboo 07485 411618

Bamboo Removal East Devon, West Dorset, Exeter

With bamboo being an invasive species it is vital not to ignore the issue, to act quickly before the extent of your problem becomes worse.

We offer honest advice, realistic expectations, we do not over exaggerate the problem just to increase your anxiety.

As a local business, your satisfaction matters to us, we are not a faceless nationwide type business.
Our numerous 5* Google reviews speak volumes of our workmanship and client care.

Bamboo Removal East Devon, West Dorset, Exeter 07485 411618

Send Videos or Photographs Of Your Bamboo.

Sending a video or photographs is a great way for us to give an initial assessment.
We may be able to give an indication of costs from looking at these.
If the guide price fits your budget we can then undertake a site visit to give a fixed cost for the works.

The best way is via a walk through video.
Starting at the roadside at your house, video the route to the bamboo showing any obstacles along the way, such as gates, steps etc. Once at the bamboo location, showing the extent of the bamboo and any areas it has spread into.

Please show,

  1. The area outside your homes entrance, including the drive or path leading to your house. 
  2. Path or route to the bamboo, including any obstacles on the way, steps, corners, narrow bits, obstructions. 
  3. The area surrounding the bamboo, showing where the bamboo lies. ie is it in an open space, against a fence, in a flower border or walled area etc. 
  4. The bamboo itself, from different view points, showing where it has spread.

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There is one thing that is absolutely certain with bamboo.

The longer you leave it in your garden, the more it will cost to remove it !

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Clumping & Running Bamboo.

There are two distinct types of bamboo, clumping and running which grow in different ways, each with its own charactertistics.

Running bamboo is know to spread laterally very quickly. Its rhizomes spreading out in all directions below the ground surface with nodes that produce vertical growing canes each growing season.

As the plant matures, each year the new canes become taller and of larger diameter. The running rhizomes are its way of multiplying to create new areas of growth.

Running bamboo can spread commonly by 1 – 2m per year, or on mature colonies much more.

Clumping bamboo grows differently, it produces a more compact but very dense ball of rhizome, which expands every year.

Clumping bamboo does not generally spread laterally as quickly, however its very dense expanding rhizome ball can cause physical damage to structures, in a similar way to tree stumps, easily damaging pipes, pushing against walls and cracking them.

However, as the colony becomes mature, the clumping bamboo sends out rhizomes laterally to create a new colony. With this reaction whole areas can be completely filled with the very dense woody rhizome mass, which is very hard to break down and remove.

Two completely differents types of bamboo, but both equally problematic.

Bamboo near Boundaries with Neighbouring Properties.

For any homeowner with bamboo, possibly the worst situation is where the bamboo is growing near a boundary with a neighbouring property.

Bamboo has an incredible ability to spread and create new colonisations.

If bamboo spreads from your property into a neighbouring property it is very likely that you are liable for its removal cost and any damage caused.

If this spread is into open clear borders or lawn the issue is bad enough, but if the spread is into areas of shrubs, trees or even worse into areas of hard landscaping such as paths, patios or drives the costs will very rapidly become significant, very quickly running into many thousands of pounds.

Bamboo Removal Methods

We always offer the most suitable treatment method to suit your unique situation, honest advice, realistic expectations.
Using a combination of physical removal and chemical treatment we offer the most effective management of your bamboo.

Physical Removal

Absolutely our preferred method and should be the method used whenever possible.
All accessible above vegetation removed.
Underground rhizomes removed via digging. Soil to be reinstated after removing as much rhizome as possible.
Any bamboo that is inaccessible will be treated with herbicide.
Advice given for how to use and manage area going forward.

Herbicide Only

The only realistic option if you have bamboo growth emerging from hard landscaped areas such as patios, from cracks in walls or through decking areas that for whatever reason are unable to be disturbed.
This method does not involve any destructive works such as digging, leaving areas effectively undisturbed.
This method will require a number of treatments to stop growth.

Due to the fact that rhizomes are not removed, there is always the chance that new growth may appear at sometime in the future.
We would only recommend this method in situations where the bamboo can not be physically removed.

Future Management.

Bamboo is invasive and highly regenerative, it is possible that a small amount of new young growth may appear from any small amounts of rhizome remaining or from areas where unknown colonisation is present.
In the event that new small growth appears, this can usually be managed with herbicide treatment, as growth would be small and young.

Bamboo Removal East Devon, West Dorset, Exeter

The Irony of Bamboo

It is ironic how such a destructive invasive plant is totally overlooked by so many people. There are two main reasons for this. Dried bamboo canes are such a common sight in many gardens, this familiarity removes the concerns from homeowners over bamboo growing in their gardens.
Bamboo was also actively promoted on television gardening programmes as a fast growing attractive form of screening, absolutely perfect for small urban gardens to give privacy from neighbours.
It’s exotic oriental appearance absolutely perfect for character around patio and decking seating areas, where in actual fact these were the last places bamboo should be allowed to colonise.

Bamboo is very similar to Japanese Knotweed in many ways, yet it does not have currently the same bad reputation, however is some ways bamboo can be far more destructive than Japanese Knotweed.

Bamboo creates strong woody canes, far stronger than Japanese Knotweed, it is this woody characteristic of the rhizome that makes bamboo so destructive.

The ever expanding clump or the rapidly expanding running rhizomes very easily penetrate any weaknesses in walls, paths, patios and drives and similar. The power of the expanding rhizome will open up cracks, lift paving slabs, also penetrating through any weak areas in concrete and tarmac, leading to very costly remedial works.

Bamboo Removal East Devon, West Dorset, Exeter

We cover all areas of  West Dorset, East Devon and Exeter, roughly from Bridport in the East, through to Teignmouth in the West, up to Okehampton on Dartmoor,  Tiverton in Mid Devon and Chard in Somerset.